Science in the Park

Come learn about science, nature, and biodiversity at this FREE family-friendly event at Tolosa Park.

Science in the Park will take place near the Music Bowl in Tolosa Park from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Activities will include guided nature and geology hikes, hands-on science activities, Aboriginal workshops, ‘plant a seed’, ‘make your own beeswax wrap’, ‘chemistry sunprints’, and climate change-themed activities. This year’s SciPARK will also include a BioBlitz; a citizen-science biodiversity measuring event. For the BioBlitz activity, guides will take participants on walks around the park, searching for and identifying insects, birds, plants, and other diverse forms of life (biodiversity).

There will also be a Science in the DARK the night before (Saturday, 23rd October) on Sandy Bay campus (approx. 6-10pm). This inaugural event is all about connecting attendees with the animals, stars and beauty of the night. This event will also include BioBlitz activities to find and identify nighttime birds, bats, mammals and insects and other activities to support stargazing and engagement with the dark skies.

This event is a great opportunity to learn about science and nature, meet some great people, and play in the park. A complete schedule will be emailed to registered attendees closer to the event and will be available on their website, and Eventbrite page. Some activities will require bookings due to capacity restrictions.

Activities will be designed for children between approximately 5 – 12 years old. Parents must accompany children to this event.

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