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National Science Week

Today over 95 students from Dubbo and Orana region will converge on Taronga Western Plains Zoo to participate in energy workshops as part of National Science Week, 11 – 19 August 2012.

The Zoo has partnered with Warrumbungles Environmental Education Centre and Dubbo City Council, which have supported Fizzics Education, to attend to present a number of workshops all about energy.

The workshops cover the evolution of energy, renewable energy resources, energy efficiency and how animals need energy. 

National Science Week is about connecting young people with science and advances in science and technology.  It is an opportunity to get students interested in pursuing a career in science and inspire them about the world of science. 

“Today students are participating in workshops that allow them to learn in a hands-on environment.  They are learning about all aspects of energy from energy consumption and energy efficiency through to energy production,” said the Zoo’s Senior Education Officer, Kristy Robberts.

“These workshops allow us to expose school students to a range of different scientists and different disciplines of science in a fun and safe environment.”

“Hopefully students will learn a lot from the workshops today but also allow teachers to learn from the scientists and support their teaching back in the classroom,” said Kristy. 

“Providing opportunities for the community to learn about energy is important to Dubbo City Council, which will be showcasing its Victoria Park renewable energy project with students at the workshops and hosting the Dubbo Sustainable City Expo at Victoria Park this Saturday,” said Council’s, Sustainability Coordinator Catriona Jennings.

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