Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan announced today that The Northern Rivers 2015 Arts Vs Science Festival will receive a $6000 Australian Government grant to celebrate National Science Week later this year.
“It’s a great achievement for the Northern Rivers Science Hub to be selected among a range of projects that showcase the best in Australian science and community engagement,” Mr Hogan said.
The Northern Rivers 2015 Arts Vs Science Festival is one of over fifty projects chosen nationally.
“The Northern Rivers 2015 Arts Vs Science Festival will engage the community in conversations, workshops and activities in celebration of the art-science nexus.
“The festival will explore the role of arts & science in understanding & managing our natural world for a sustainable future. The Festival includes panel discussions, live science shows, interactive science/art workshops and a science art competition.
In addition to the Festival, people in Page can also join in National Science Week by registering for a free Brain Break morning tea in their workplace or by participating in the annual online citizen science project.
“I encourage everyone to join in celebrating the successes of Australian science,” Mr Hogan said.
“Science, technology, engineering and maths touch our lives every day in ways we instantly recognise and in ways that sometimes go unnoticed.
“National Science Week is a chance to reflect on the enormous economic and social benefits that science brings.”
National Science Week is Australia’s largest festival with more than 1000 events and 1.5 million attendees nationally. This year it will be held from 15 – 23 August 2015.
National Science Week is collaboration between the Australian Government, ABC Science, CSIRO and the Australian Science Teachers Association and is a key part of Inspiring Australia, the national strategy for engaging Australians in science.
For more information about National Science Week, visit www.scienceweek.net.au.