Science Festival 2020: From night skies to deep oceans

The sky is not the limit when it comes to the 2020 Sapphire Coast Science Festival.

While the annual week of citizen science is taking on a slightly different approach this year due to coronavirus restrictions, there is still so much to sink your teeth into.

Chandler Sharman, Angus Franco, Kai Monck and Tom Alderman get hands-on at the marine animal touch tank during last year's Science Festival.

Chandler Sharman, Angus Franco, Kai Monck and Tom Alderman get hands-on at the marine animal touch tank during last year's Science Festival.

A series of online events, guest lectures, photo exhibitions and even a scavenger hunt will all take place in our digital world.

A few highlights include a look at our night sky with Dr David Nicholls from ANU, climate and bird watching discussions with Panboola and the Far South Coast Birdwatchers, and the return of Science in the Pub talking climate, bushfires and renewable energy - just this time not in the pub.

However, the science festival doesn't end on your computer screen - there are still numerous opportunities to get hands-on safely.

Tura Marrang Library is hosting a Deep Blue Display all week, or take your smartphone and QR reader to Narooma for an interactive Deep Blue Interactive Walk.

The council is hosting workshops on demystifying solar energy - take along your power bills to find out how to reduce costs. Or you can take intriguing specimens to The ID Crowd at Eden's Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre.

To round off the week, BRAWL is hosting a COVIDSafe tree planting and river care event on the banks of the Bega River.

For a full interactive program of events, visit bourndaeec.nsw.edu.au/scsf2020/ or you can tune in to a Zoom session on Friday, August 14, 4pm for an overview of what's on and how you can take part.

The Sapphire Coast Science Festival is hosted by the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub and Sustainability Education Network, and is made possible with funding from the Australian government.

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