Events & Tourism

Library's Riverina Science Festival is back from 11-17 August

Published: 02 Aug 2019 1:15pm

Calling all budding scientists, the 2019 Riverina Science Festival is almost here.

Held from 11 to 17 August and coordinated by Wagga Wagga City Library, the festival takes science to the kitchen, river, classroom and into the future.

“The 2019 Riverina Science Festival starts with a diverse mix of activities and workshops throughout National Science Week, before culminating in a jam-packed day of fun and new experiences,” Library Manager Claire Campbell said.

“We are fortunate to have Dr Rina Fu join this year’s festival. Her work as a scientist has taken her from state-of-the-art labs in the US to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, and is a parasite expert.

“Throughout the week some of our most popular events will return, such as Kitchen Science Storytime in the library and the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) Community Science Day for local school students.

“Some of this year’s new events include Quiet Science sessions designed for people on the autism spectrum and a Life on the Levee walk.

“The major highlight of the Riverina Science Festival will be the Future World event on from 10am to 4pm Saturday 17 August, which has a huge mix of science-based activities across nine sites in the Civic Centre.”

For details on events across the festival and for the jam-packed Future World line-up, visit the library's website.

The Riverina Science Festival is supported by Wagga Wagga City Council and the Federal Government’s Inspiring Australia program.