Treasure Hunters Win Big

Individuals and families from all over Geraldton took part in this year’s Goodness Festival Treasure Hunt 2017 in a bid to share the goodness within the community and win some awesome prizes. Some of the prizes on offer included: • $1000 in cash • $500 in Vouchers and Prizes • 5 Tickets to Scitech • … Read more

Bunjil Rocks BioBlitz – A weekend of flora, fauna and fun!

The following article was taken from the NACC website.  The weather may have been wet and windy, but that didn’t stop everyone having fun and learning more about the rich biodiversity and conservation value of Bunjil Rocks during last weekend’s BioBlitz. Over the long weekend, the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) joined up with partners … Read more

Explore the Secret Spaces of Our City

Many awesome science events flowed through Geraldton during National Science Week this August as the annual Goodness Festival 2017 took full swing. A variety of tours, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, open days and more, made this year’s Goodness Festival a real success, with thousands getting involved. Among these events were a number of tours of the … Read more

Science Sweeps Through Geraldton

The Festival dedicated to science, sustainability and innovation came sweeping through the region during National Science Week this August. The Goodness Festival saw many awesome science events take place in and around Geraldton. From permaculture tours to Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) tours, gardening workshops to comedy improv jams, and Astrophotography to an ‘Inspiring Women in … Read more

Top Virtual Reality Experiences

1. Google Earth Explore the Earth with 360 images and videos, close up and afar with Google Earth. Jump onto the International Space Station for a zero gravity tour and exploration, then have a go at the landing of the moon and then explore Mars or any other part of the solar system and the … Read more

The Virtual Reality Revolution

Ever since the 90’s when home computers became a common household item and we started to explore all the possibilities, virtual reality (VR) was always the dream – to be transported to another reality and have a believable, fully immersive experience. As time marched on and technology advanced, the graphics and sounds became more stunning … Read more

Science and Engineering Challenge 2017

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a national event organised by The University of Newcastle. Schools are invited to organise class-sized teams to participate in science and engineering based activities. The activities range from bridge building and catapults to earthquake-proof buildings and flat pack furniture. The challenge aims to test the students’ communication skills and creativity while channelling … Read more

Wing Threads: Flight to the Tundra

In April 2016, Zoologist Milly Formby began learning to pilot a microlight aircraft with the intention to fly from Australia to Siberia to promote urgent action for shorebirds – a group of mostly wetland-dwelling birds that perform the longest feats of migration known to the natural world. But sadly, increasing economic development means many of these birds … Read more

Astro/Nightscape Masterclass

Recently, ABC’s Stargazing Live showcased photographs by Scinapes’ very own Ken Lawson! The photos, including the two featured above, were hand picked by Dr Brian Cox himself – which is pretty amazing! Scinapse is extremely proud of its committee member, Ken Lawson. He is a very talented photographer whose nightscape photographs were well deserving of being … Read more