March 26, 2021

The National Grant Recipients for events during National Science Week 2021 have been announced! You can read the full list, or check out the South Australian events below.

South Australian National Grant Recipients:

Donut Shooting Robots – Feed your senses
Student Robotics Club of SA

Who can design, build, and operate the ultimate goal-shooting robot?

The SA Student Robotics Club will run a Robot Scrimmage in National Science Week – a program of robotics education, workshops, fun and learning. More than 15 Scrimmage Teams will take on the challenge to design, manufacture, assemble and program robots. The robots will compete to launch ‘donuts’ and score goals, both static and moving targets.

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival Community Program
Royal Institution of Australia

The hunt for the best science on screen began in late 2020. Following a judging process in autumn, the selection of finalists will premiere at the SCINEMA International Science Film Festival. It showcases a selection of features, shorts, documentaries, animated and experimental films from around the world.

SCINEMA culminates in a community screening program during National Science Week, where schools, councils, and community groups anywhere – from a school gym in Geraldton to a library in Lismore – can register to host their own free screening of a curated SCINEMA film playlist.

Dinner with the Dinosaurs
Michael Mills (HeapsGood Productions)

How does a dinosaur grow to 20 tonnes on a vegetarian diet? The singing palaeontologist, Professor Flint, explores the ways plants can adapt to a changing world by examining them and their prehistoric landscape through the eyes and tastebuds of the creatures that devoured them.

Dinner with the Dinosaurs compares significant moments of ecological change in the past, how the food of herbivorous dinosaurs adapted, or didn’t, and how dinosaurs themselves then responded. The performance will take place at the Adelaide Botanic Garden with Professor Flint supported by performers from the Australian Classical Youth Ballet and will be broadcast live on social media.