The Festival, the flagship event of National Science Week in WA, was held at the Claremont showgrounds, and drew visitors of all ages.
Enthusiastic staff at ChemCentre’s booth were kept continuously busy and were rewarded with plenty of smiles, many curious minds and loads of excited conversation.
More than 1,000 activity bags were handed out. Each bag contained instructions and equipment needed for hands-on chemistry activities for parents and children to complete together at home.
ChemCentre staff took part in a range of community events to celebrate National Science Week. Highlights included forensic science presentations at schools; the opportunity to meet year 10 students from across the state at the cohosted Scitech/University of Western Australia Science Café; joining Curtin University celebrations; career fairs; and a Women in Science Breakfast at the University of Western Australia.
Chief Executive Peter McCafferty commended ChemCentre staff for their significant contribution to the success of National Science Week.
“Engaging with the community is important to ChemCentre and it is hoped that by sharing our experiences, particularly with younger people, we can inspire the next generation of STEM scientists.”