The Goodness team would like to say a massive thank you to all our sponsors for this year’s festival – we really couldn’t have done it without you; so here’s a little summary of all our activities for 2018…
To all the individuals and organisations who helped Goodness Festival 2018 be a success, thank you so much for your support and efforts! 🙂
Posted by Scinapse – Mid West Science Engagement on Monday, October 8, 2018
We kicked off the festival with an open day at the Geraldton Regional Trade Training Centre where we had live music from Geraldton Senior College and John Willcock College. Lots of amazing people took time out of their day to do awesome experiments and tutorials such as robot battles and carbon rocket racing.
The Museum of Geraldton, Celestial Visions and Ken Lawson Photography made the Astrofest Exhibition possible again this year, complete with free community workshops.
The Sustainable Sundowner at the Museum was a real hit with presentations by Sun City Produce, Urbaqua Ltd. Western Power, Geraldton Community Energy, UWA Australian Urban Design Research Centre, Mid West Development Commission and New Water ways.
We had a substantial number of secret spaces tours this year with Gemma Baker Jeweller (Metallurgy Tour), Geraldton Brick, The Bootenal Family Tavern (Secrets of Spelt), the Bureau of Meterology Tour, Illegal Tender Rum Co (Distilling Science), Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (River Gauging Tour), Mid West Ports Authority (Port Tour) and Central Regional TAFE (BCMI Tour).
The TAFE were also kind enough to host our Women in Science Breakfast at their Zeewijk restaurant where we heard from renowned scientist Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker
John Willcock college held a skype call with Professor Barry Marshall in their library as well as an awesome STEM fair.
The Chapmen River Friends, Drylands Permaculture Farm and Friends of Geraldton Gardens all gave beautiful insights into our local wildlife and environment with nature walks and a wildflower tour.
The Great Pretender held a laughable science-themed improv workshop while David O’Meara’s sustainable house tours sold out in record time.
The festival ended with the Lighthouse Open Day organised by the Batavia Coast Maritime Heritage Association with lots of awesome stalls including Scinapse – Mid west science engagement group and a nature walk from Batavia Coastcare Network.
Special thanks to our major sponsors:
- Inspiring Australia,
- Regional Development Australia Midwest – Gascoyne,
- Seven West Media,
- Pollinators Inc.
- Behind the Meter Energy,
- Museum of Geraldton.
We cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you have put in to make this year’s Goodness Festival a success. All the best for the rest of 2018 and we look forward to working with you again next year!
Keen to be a part of Goodness Festival 2019? Contact email@example.com and let us know!!