Questacon travelling Earth Quest exhibition coming to Coal Point from August 12

HANDS ON: The Questacon Earth Quest exhibition opens at Coal Point on Saturday. There are seven sessions available to the community over two weekends. Book at eventbrite.com.au. Picture: Fiona Morris

HANDS ON: The Questacon Earth Quest exhibition opens at Coal Point on Saturday. There are seven sessions available to the community over two weekends. Book at eventbrite.com.au. Picture: Fiona Morris

THE Science of Sustainability will be on show for Science Week when Questacon’s travelling Earth Quest exhibition comes to Coal Point’s community hall this Saturday.

The exhibit will be on show at the hall from August 12 to 20.

“We’re putting together a science extravaganza that has something for everyone,” Coal Point Progress Association president Suzanne Pritchard said.

“There are 16 hands-on exhibits, a mini science film festival, an observational trail in the bush out the back, and it all ties in with the science of sustainability.”

Community sponsors and Origin had helped to raise more than $6500 to bring the exhibition to Coal Point, she said.

The exhibition will include several “super-science sessions” on the weekends of August 12-13 and 19-20, which are open to all.

“Over 400 students have booked in for the mid-week sessions.”

The Earth Quest interactive exhibits will spark an interest from outer space to inner Earth, Ms Pritchard said.

“And there’ll be a community screening of Scinema, short science films, and some local exhibits have been developed around our feathered and furry friends as well as an observation trail to look at some field science and the impacts of fire on garden escapes.

“I’d encourage everyone to take a trip towards Toronto. There’s great food and an all-ages playground along the foreshore, and a bike track out to Fassifern if you’re keen. You can definitely make a day of it and get inspired by science at the same time.”

To secure a session, bookings are encouraged through Eventbrite.

The exhibition venue is Progress Hall, 197 Skye Point Road, Coal Point.

Parking is in Gurranba Reserve.

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