Open your mind to Earth Science Week

1 October 2010

We are hosting a range of activities to celebrate Earth Science Week 2010, with the main event our annual Open Day on 17 October.

Open Day offers a diverse program of activities, science displays, tours and talks showcasing our agency's latest endeavours in the fields of petroleum, mineral, marine, mapping, groundwater and natural hazard research.

Children can navigate the grounds using GPS, take a walk through geological time, make their own rock, use slime to learn the science behind quicksand or bring along a rock from home and have it identified by one of our geologists.
Geoscience Australia 2010 Open Day

Geoscience Australia 2010 Open Day
© Geoscience Australia


See the winning films and highlights from the Geoscience Australia and Australian Science Teachers Association Geologi short film competition at the official awards ceremony at 2pm.

Entries were received from 200 school students from across Australia for short films based on the theme Ever changing Earth.

There will also be a range of science presentations throughout the day, including:

  • 10:30am: Australia's energy future - from fossil fuels to renewables
  • 11:00pm: Geothermal energy in Australia - the what, how, why, where and when
  • 11:30pm: Hazard modelling to keep your feet dry
  • 12:00pm: Winner's Bore - hardwon outback water
  • 12:30pm: How geology has shaped the Australian people

When: Sunday 17 October 2010, 10am-4pm
Where: Cnr Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston ACT
Cost: Free
Contact: (02) 6249 9111 or

The winning entries from Geoscience Australia's Top GeoShot photo competition, another Earth Science Week activity, will also be displayed in an exhibition in Geoscience Australia's public foyer during Earth Science Week.

Topic contact: Last updated: October 4, 2013