Full program of free events celebrating National Science Week

Let's Get Sciencey: Dungog Boomerang Bags' Michelle Dado-Millynn with a poster promoting the free movie, "Blue", at the James Theatre.
Let's Get Sciencey: Dungog Boomerang Bags' Michelle Dado-Millynn with a poster promoting the free movie, "Blue", at the James Theatre.

There’s a bumper program of events happening in the Dungog region during National Science Week which will be held from August 11-19.

Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub and supporting groups are presenting five free events – three at the James Theatre in Dungog and two in the Gresford/Upper Allyn area.

Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub is a voluntary collaboration between community organisations and individuals which started in 2016, presenting science-based events for the local community.

C.O.R.E which is Community Owned Renewable Energy is an expert panel discussion afternoon with questions and answers and will be hosted by Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub with Sustaining Williams Valley Inc.

“What is it, Why now and Could this be Dungog’s Energy future?” will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 3pm to 5pm at the James Theatre.

SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere and showcases the best in science cinema from around the world. 

The program features nine winning films (rated M) selected by the festival jury from 1,539 entries.

This event hosted by Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub will be held at the James Theatre on Saturday, August 11.

Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub and Dungog Boomerang Bags will present the film “Blue” at the James Theatre on Sunday August 12 at 3pm.

As well as the film there will be a question and answer panel and drinks and nibbles.

It’s also an opportunity to meet scientists and conservationists and celebrate Boomerang Bags’ second birthday.

Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub with National Parks Association, Hunter Region will host Koalas in the Pub on Friday, August 10 from 6pm at the Hotel Beatty in East Gresford.

You will be able to find out about local koalas with talks by local ecologist, John Simpson, and Martin Fallding from the National Parks Association.

You can join in the “Koala Count' at the Upper Allyn on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August.

For more information about the local events or the Science hub, contact Brian Doherty on 0412 372 687.