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Living Science at the Market


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Join EPA scientists at Queen Victoria Market for a hands-on science information session

When:    Sunday 13 August 2017, 10am-4pm

Where:   Queen St, Queen Victoria Market

Food, Facts and Fun – Living Science at the Market

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Join us at Queen Victoria Market to explore the relationships between food, science, innovation, technology and the environment. Interactive presentations, hands-on activities for adults and children, shows and demonstrations run throughout the day.

 There will be cooking demonstrations with plenty of tastings and ‘science of chocolate’ samples to try. Discover the new food products CSIRO is designing to combat food waste, see 3D printing in action and bend some flexible solar panels. Check out your knowledge of food nutrition, make your own sherbet, extract DNA from fruit and much more.

EPA’s scientists will be there too. Drop by the stall to have a go at spotting microplastics from your local beach under the microscope and test your observation skills with our microplastic guessing competition. 

Now in its ninth year, Living Science at the Market is part of National Science Week, Australia’s largest science festival with more than 1,500 events and activities taking place across the country from 12 – 20 August.

This National Science Week event is brought to you by National Science Week and CSIRO.

Page last updated on 8 Aug 2017