The centerpiece of our Outreach program is an annual Open Day, usually held on the second last Saturday in August as part of National Science Week. This free event is open to the public and encourages the community to connect with chemistry and forensic science. Visitors get to see behind-the-scenes and engage with ChemCentre scientists through activities and conversation.
Open Day’s approach is centred on three principles:
Tell stories and use ‘real life’ case studies
Provide memorable experiences
Create opportunities for dialogue
All activities at ChemCentre’s Open Day are developed to match these three principles, which are drawn from an understanding of excellence in science engagement and include a diverse mix of interactive displays, activities and presentations.
OPEN DAY 2017
Join us as we celebrate chemists as local heroes; discover how science saves the day and make science your mission at ChemCentre Open Day 2017! Have a fun day out with friends and family while learning about the role that chemistry plays in safeguarding the WA community, industry and environment.
This year’s highlights include:
The Clan Lab Experience - dressing up and exploring the life of real chemist heroes who help the WA Police solve crimes!
Tours of our Forensics and Environmental Chemistry Laboratories
Loads of exciting new shows, activities, and exhibitions
Special guests from WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Greyhounds as Pets and more
FREE Soil Testing - bring along some backyard soil and our experts will analyse it to provide scientific insights into the chemistry of your soil
FREE Liquid Nitrogen Ice cream and Fairy Floss
And much, much more…
Date: Saturday 19 August 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Building 500, Cnr Manning Rd and Townsing Dr, Bentley WA
Come along and make science your mission!