October 6, 2017
National Science Week proved to be busy for the Kangaroo Island community, with a slew of events across the island.
The Kangaroo Island Regional Science Hub was officially launched to the community, with a special event at the KI Brewery. The launch was attended by about 30 local community members and interested community groups eager to hear about science activities in the region. The launch was followed by a Science in the Brewery knowledge sharing session. Hub member Peggy Rismiller shared her knowledge on the status the endangered KI echidna, while local farmer Rick Morris presented on the Pastures from Space program.
The Agriculture KI conference was also held, facilitating 80 delegates to learn and network with other farmers and experts about agriculture in the region. The KI Regional Science Hub was introduced to the delegates, with displays on science activities in the region, including the Pelican Lagoon Wildlife and Research Centre, Rosenberg’s Goanna Watch Program and the Natural Resources KI (NRKI).
The NRKI, together with Kangaroo Island Community Education (KICE), delivered a STEM Day for school students. Around 40 students attended the science-fuelled day, hearing from guest speakers about biosecurity, the honey bee industry, KI feral cat eradication project, threatened species and more.
Kangaroo Island was certainly buzzing with scientific excitement, but it didn’t stop at National Science Week. Events continue across Kangaroo Island and most recently, another Science in the Brewery session was held, with 80 people in attendance!
Don’t miss the next science event on Kangaroo Island! Keep up to date by following the Regional Hub Science page.