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Best Event Indigenous Science Experience at Redfern

Get hands-on doing a range of Indigenous and Western Indigenous Science Experience activities. Please note: that registration for this event is not required. Please feel free to join us on the day!

About this Event

Date – 20 August 2022

Day – Saturday

Time – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm AEST

Location – Redfern Community Centre, 29 Hugo Street, Redfern, NSW 2016, Australia

Refund – No Refund

Detailed Description of Western Indigenous Science Experience

What can we learn about the night sky from Aboriginal astronomy? What role does our indigenous flora play in manufacturing soap and bush medicine? How do Australian aboriginal people create stone axes? What can we learn about sustainable living from Indigenous cultures that date back more than 60,000 years? Visit the Indigenous Science Experience to get the answers to these and other questions.

This free, public event stresses the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to our daily lives and celebrates Indigenous and Western science.

Join us to engage in a wide variety of engaging science activities that are suitable for all ages. Activities will include talking with Elders about wild foods and remedies, learning about Indigenous astronomy, solving arithmetic problems, creating Aboriginal tools, and much more. Assisting in the demonstration of the activities will be Indigenous Elders and student leaders from the National Indigenous Science Education Program.

A traditional smoking ceremony and ceremonial greeting will kick off the event (10 am). Additionally, there will be a chance to buy food and indigenous arts and crafts.

The occasion falls during National Science Week. It is sponsored by Redfern Community Center and organized by Macquarie University’s National Indigenous Science Education Program. It is made possible through Inspiring Australia’s assistance and grants provided by the Australian government.

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