Episode 23: Festival of Bright Ideas – a science feast!

The Festival of Bright Ideas 2019 (aka FoBI) hits Hobart on August 9th &10th! A celebration of all things science, this is a not-to-be-missed event for all ages, with over 40 exhibitors showcasing why Tasmania is a hub for science & innovation, plus demonstrations on the big stage & workshops! This episode we caught up with three special guests that will be on hand at FoBI 2019, including Engineers Australia, and MONA’s 24 Carrot Garden Project. Dr. David Pointing from Engineers Australia discusses the key role of science outreach events such as FoBI for challenging perceptions of STEM and in particualr engineering, inspiring communities & the core role of innovation. We also shine a light on MONA’s 24 Carrot Garden Project, a fantastic initiaitive that integrates school curricula in a hands-on kitchen garden environment. Project manager for the 24 Carrot Garden program Reuben Parker-Greer provided an exciting background and aims for the program, with Billy Rankin from Windermere Primary School working directly with students & seeing incredibly positive outcomes first-hand. Make sure you check out https://festivalofbrightideas.com.au/ for all program details for the public day on Saturday 10th August, and to book tickets!

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