Open Day 2017
Geoscience Australia's annual Open Day is a family-focused event providing a great opportunity to showcase our work to the public and to highlight the importance of geoscience in everyday life, now and into the future.
Talk to real scientists, learn about geoscience careers and find out how important geoscience is to our future earth and everyday life.
When: 9am - 2pm, Sunday 20 August 2017
Where: Geoscience Australia, Corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston ACT [Link to directions]
The Open Day offers a diverse program of free hands-on activities, science displays and talks for all ages. Come along and learn about the exciting and important work carried out by Australia's national geoscience organisation.
Download a copy of the 2017 Open Day program and map.
For the kids
Pick up a visitor passport at the door and get involved in activities that highlight the important and surprising roles geoscience plays in your everyday life.
Erupt your own volcano or go gold panning like a traditional miner! Bring your own rock from home to have it identified by one of our geologists or become a geological treasure hunter and go digging for your own! Kids can build their own satellite; explore the real-life geology behind popular game Minecraft and have their face painted!
We will have a special visit from a roving dinosaur at 9.45am, 11.15am and 12.30pm.
A series of 15 minute talks on a range of topics are scheduled throughout the day.
|Time||Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre|
|9.30am||Earthquakes in Australia|
|10.00am||Kids Talk: My job as a geological treasure hunter|
|10.30am||Kids Talk: Geology of Minecraft|
|11am||How does my mobile phone know where I am?|
|11.30am||Kids Talk: A journey through geological time|
|12noon||From rock star to tech star|
|12.30pm||Life as a geoscientist|
|1.00pm||Kids Talk: Geology of Minecraft|
|1.30pm||Kids Talk: My job as a geological treasure hunter|
|9.45am||Applying maths to solve real-world problems|
|10.15am||Exploring the icy waters of Antarctica|
|10.45am||Your smart phone is a gold mine|
|11.15am||Pictures from space - how satellites help us understand our landscape|
|11.45am||International Ocean Discovery Program - experience life on a real-life scientific voyage|
|12.45pm||Life at sea|
|1.15pm||Post-disaster surveys, learning how to make things safer for next time|
The onsite café, Blackstone Café, will be open for business offering coffee, hot food and morning and afternoon tea snacks. Sausages and steak sandwiches will also be available from the BBQ.
We also encourage you to bring along a packed lunch and enjoy the lawns surrounding the building.
On-site parking is available, although limited. Disabled parking will be allocated in the first row of the carpark. Please obey all traffic directions and signage.
If you have any further questions about Geoscience Australia's Open Day please email firstname.lastname@example.org.