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Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

Education_and_Outreach.jpg ChemCentre provides essential services in environmental chemistry, forensic science, and emergency response to help keep WA safe. But did you know we also provide chemistry-based education?

Based on our mandate within the Chemistry Centre (WA) Act 2007 - to promote, and assist in the provision of, chemistry based education and training (s9) - ChemCentre runs an education and outreach program, including an annual Open Day.

The program promotes engagement with the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors, as well as collaboration with other Western Australian science engagement providers. Each year, our scientists and science communicators take part in, secondary and tertiary student events, community presentations, science showcases and chemistry career events.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • School excursions
    Visit us at ChemCentre
  • School visits
    ChemCentre scientists visit your school.
  • Community events and partnerships
    Community events involving the promotion of Chemistry and other STEM subjects, partnerships with other Science-based organisations.
  • ChemCentre Open Day
    Annual open day held on site during National Science Week, showcasing all aspects of ChemCentre and our work.


OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Laboratory Tours

  • Forensic Science Laboratory
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Presentations

  • Introduction to ChemCentre
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Emergency Response

Demonstrations

  • What’s that Smell?
  • The Chemistry of Fireworks
  • POW! Explosive Science Show

Activities

  • Emergency Response Chemical Spill Exercise
  • Make your own perfume
  • Soil Testing
  • White Powder Mystery
  • Dirty Crimes

Workshops

  • High school level Chemistry training; eg. titrations, chromatography, recrystallization and more.


Outreach activities can be tailored to your needs.

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