August 2, 2016

Science is boring and old-fashioned? Not in the Murray Mallee.

As part of National Science Week 2016, school students in Murray Bridge and Renmark will learn how technological innovations such as robots and drones can transform agricultural science, environmental science and photography.

Two events are being produced by the Murray and Mallee Regional Science Hub.

Riverland Science Extravaganza is happening at the McCormick Centre Renmark on August 18th, and will host students from Renmark Primary School, Glossop Primary School, Waikerie High School and Glossop High School. The afternoon program is open to the general public. Sessions will include:

  • The wonderful world of frogs (Steve Walker)
  • Automation and farming today and in 2022 (Rik Thiel)
  • Quadcopter drones for filming and photography (Stu Nankivell)
  • What is citizen science?
  • Introduction to Riverland Change Exchange
  • Bird photography workshop (Helga Kieskamp)
  • Presentation of 2016 Citizen Science award


Drones, Droids and Robots Murray Bridge will take place on August 19th at Unity College and Murray Bridge High School. Three hundred students from years five to eleven will enjoy presentations and workshops from Rik Thiel (automation and modern family specialist) and Daniel Squire (drones aficionado).

Both events are now closed for school bookings.

For all other enquiries, please contact Pippa Cattanach.
Phone: 8391 7515

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