Monday, 9 October 2017

Science program for children at the Blue Mountains

Kids 'get geeky' for science with colourful new program at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden

Nerd Alert, a colourful new program full of hands-on science for curious kids has been launched at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

The program is set to have children intrigued with the all the ‘why’s’, ‘what’s’ and ‘how’s’ of the universe.

Taught by a clever science educator and featuring all the fun gadgets kids need to conduct their own experiments, each workshop runs for two hours and is the perfect way to share some family time or spend a sunny Saturday afternoon out of the house.

“This great new program is taught by local science teacher, Glenn, who brings along all the equipment for children to get their hands dirty making things and proves that science really is loads of fun,” said Lisa Grieve, Visitor Experience Manager, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah.

“After the great success of Starry Night, Blue Mountains Bats and Gondwana Garden events over the past six months it is clear there is a great demand in the Blue Mountains region for science-based activities and programs for children.

“Come along, bring some afternoon tea, soak up the setting of the beautiful Blue Mountains Botanic Garden and then get scientific …and maybe event take away some fun new facts!”

Each session features new experiments uniquely inspired by each season and costs just $20 per child (recommended for eight years and over, accompanied by a parent or carer for free).

Book now, to avoid disappointment!

  • Propellers and Parachutes (14 October) – Experiment with aerofoils and wind resistance! Test out paper helicopters and make flying sardines and event look around the garden to see how seeds use 
  • Sound - Good Vibrations (4 November) – Learn about sound and vibrations in the air, in waves and in your ear with a single compression wave known as ‘banger’ as well as a slide whistle. Experiment with a ‘straw tooter’ by varying the length and adding holes to see how the tone changes.

From October to December, the Garden will be a-buzz with 30th Birthday events and activities to attend and try. See the full calendar on the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah website.

About the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah:
  • The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah is celebrating its 30th Birthday in 2017
  • Just two hours from Sydney, the Garden exists on the traditional land of the Darug and Gundungurra Aboriginal people and is the only botanic garden on the globe surrounded by a World Heritage Area.
  • With a focus on the conservation of cool climate plants, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden hosts a variety of seasonal displays and educational, cultural and artistic events including exhibitions and workshops.  
  • The Garden sits on 252 hectares of land with 28 hectares open to the public and is home to more than 21,000 plants and over 900 species.
  • Visit and discover this ‘Blue Mountains gem’ where tourists and locals alike go to share, to relax, and to be inspired.

Further information about Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens:

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·         Instagram:@bluemountainsbotanicgarden

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