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Indigenous Science Experience at Redfern – free community day

The Indigenous Science Experience Community Day, run at the iconic Redfern Community Centre on Saturday August 19, is an opportunity for everyone to learn firsthand of the rich science and technology knowledge of First Nations peoples.

This annual National Science Week event provides a diverse range of interactive science activities accessible to all ages and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to our everyday lives.

Come along to this free community day and yarn with First Nations peoples on bush foods and medicines, learn about customarily used seaweeds for environmental sustainability and Aboriginal astronomy, participate in cultural performances connecting to the science of sound and movement science, make Aboriginal tools, and get hands-on with maths, physics and chemistry activities, and much more.

You will also meet secondary student leaders from the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) who will be assisting in demonstrating the activities.

The event will begin with a traditional smoking ceremony and official welcome at 10 am. You can attend any time from 10am-3pm. There will also be the opportunity to purchase food and Aboriginal arts and crafts.

This National Science Week event, now in its 12th year, is organised by the National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University, in partnership with the Redfern Community Centre. It is made possible through the support of Inspiring Australia and grant funding from the Australian Government.

The Indigenous Science Experience Program also offers online events during National Science Week – see more at

Indigenous Science Experience at Redfern 

10am–3pm, Saturday August 19

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