The Indigenous Science Experience @ REDFERN


Saturday 17-August-2024
10 am – 3 pm
Redfern Community Centre
29-53 Hugo St
Redfern NSW

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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, 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 (10 am). There will also be the opportunity to purchase food and Aboriginal arts and crafts. Check out this video of the 2023 event:

Since 2012, the Indigenous Science Experience at the Redfern Community Centre has been highlighting the value of traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This National Science Week event is organised by the National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University and hosted by the Redfern Community Centre. This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.