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The Mid West Science Engagement Group; Scinapse is partnering up with the Museum of Geraldton and TechTrails to present this exclusive sundowner event filled with new exhibitions, inspiring guest speakers, as well as free food canapes and beverages.
Guest Speaker 1.) Darren Lomman Executive Officer, Bloom / Managing Director, Green Batch / Director of Youth Innovation, St Catherine College. Darren shared his story from building motorcycles for people in wheelchairs to his latest social enterprise – MY PET Project turning recycled PET plastic into 3D printer filament enabling any school with a 3D printer to turn themselves into a micro-recycling plant. Darren has won a whole swag of awards including WA Young Australian of the Year, WA Citizen of the Year, and recently was named by the United Nation’s JCI at one of the Top 10 Most Outstanding Young People of the World.
Guest Speaker 2.) Lyn Beazley is a neuroscientist and educator based in Perth, Australia. Beazley was Chief Scientist of Western Australia from 2006 to 2013. This role involved advising the Western Australian Government on science, innovation, and technology. We would love to acknowledge Lyn Beazley’s generous support of WiTWA as our techtrails Patron and guest speaker at the actual techtrails on the Thursday.
Guest Speaker 3.) WiTWA’s techtrails program is designed to encourage young people to consider careers in technology. Acknowledging the declining numbers of students choosing technology, science and engineering career paths, WiTWA launched the techtrails STEM outreach program in 2010, with the first techtrail delivered in 2011. The program is designed to generate passion, excitement and interest in technology and science based careers to motivate secondary students to explore and pursue related study and career opportunities.
New Exhibition ‘On the Beach’ by Tim Pearn:
On the Beach provides a thought-provoking look at the build-up of small-scale plastic detritus on the wild and pristine beaches of the southern coast of Western Australia. Through high-quality photography and different coloured plastic packaging, the exhibition draws attention to issues of environmental pollution, hazards to wildlife and a largely unseen universe of waste material that takes hundreds of years to decay.
For more information, please call the Scinapse Coordinator Kirsty on 9965 5371.