Seeking citsci researchers to showcase work

As part of National Science Week this year, Greater Sydney Parklands is looking for citizen science groups or researchers who may like to showcase their projects to a broad general public audience.

“Science in the Swamp” will be held in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on 15 August 2021 and “Science in the Scrub” will be held in the Blacktown/Liverpool area on 22 August 2021.

The descriptions of both events are found below. It would be wonderful to see some citizen science projects using these events as platforms to communicate your amazing work!

Event details are:

Science in the Swamp: Superheroes’ Kitchen
Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, Centennial Park, 15-August 2021, 11-3pm

Who are the superheroes among Australia’s wildlife, and what keeps them going? Which are the fastest and strongest and who has the best vision and hearing? Learn about the food that powers them – and humans too.Explore the science behind Australia’s traditional food sources, the scientific processes used in food production, the latest research around food recycling, and what we are doing to conserve essential food sources.

Science in the Swamp is a free, family outdoor community event with a range of hands-on shows and activities. The event is a partnership between Centennial Parklands and Sydney’s science community.

Science in the Scrub: Foodlovers
Western Sydney Parklands Trust, Lizard Log, 22-August 2021, 11-3pm 

There’s not much in life that isn’t covered by food and science and you’ll find both in Western Sydney Parklands. Science in the Scrub Foodlovers will combine Aboriginal and science educators and The Urban Farms with Sydney’s leading science institutions – and people who just like to eat – to explore Australia’s traditional food sources, the science of food production and the latest research in food recycling. Other groups involved are the Australian Museum, Western Sydney University, UNSW, Macquarie University with community groups like the Frog and Tadpole Study Group, Eaton Gorge Environmental Theatre, and citizen science projects like Frog ID.

What’s involved on your part? Well, you simply show up with an interesting thing for audience members to do, and commit to being there for an agreed amount of time. With ample media and community interest expected, it is a great way to get the word out about citizen science to the broader community.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Christian Eckardt, Manager Education and Community Programs, Centennial Parklands via T (02) 9339 6664 | 0420534053

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