Geoscience Australia's Open Day will come with a roar

26 March 2012


Geoscience Australia staff member gold panning with Open Day visitors.

Geoscience Australia staff
member gold panning with
Open Day visitors
© Geoscience Australia


Geoscience Australia is one of 38 national, state and community based projects from across Australia to receive funding as part of National Science Week.

The funding of $8,200 for Geoscience Australia's annual Open Day was announced by the Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans, at an event in Canberra on 22 March.

The funding will add a new, exciting element to the already popular program. Watch this space to find out how this year's Open Day will come with a roar...

Geoscience Australia's Open Day allows the public to explore science displays, listen to talks from our researchers, inspect our rock dating instrument the SHRIMP, see Geoscience Australia's Operations Hub of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre and tour our laboratories. There are also the ever popular gold panning, rock identification, and pet rock making activities.

Open Day will take place this year on Sunday 19 August 2012 during National Science Week which runs from 11 - 19 August, as part of the Australian Government's Inspiring Australia initiative. There will be national, state and community based events around Australia celebrating the importance of science in the everyday lives of all Australian.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013