Indigenous Science Experience at Redfern

Casino High School student Isaachar Fraser in science class (image courtesy Erin Rozgonyi)

What can Aboriginal astronomy tell us about the night sky? How is our native flora used in bush medicine? How do Indigenous Australians make axes from stone? What can we learn about sustainable living from 60 000+ years of Indigenous culture? Find out the answers and more at the Indigenous Science Experience at Redfern.

This free, community open event is a celebration of Indigenous and Western science and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to our everyday lives.

Come along to get hands-on with a diverse range of interactive science activities accessible to all ages. Activities will include: Yarning with Elders on bush foods and medicines, Indigenous astronomy, 3D printing workshops, maths puzzles, making Aboriginal tools, physics and chemistry activities, and much more! You will also meet Indigenous Elders and student leaders from the National Indigenous Science Education Program who will be assisting in demonstrating the activities.

The event will begin with a traditional smoking ceremony and official welcome (10am).

This National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival event is organised by the National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University and hosted by the Redfern Community Centre. It is made possible through the support of Inspiring Australia and grant funding from the Australian Government.

When: Saturday 21 August 2021, 10am to 3pm
Where: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern
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