Indigenous Science Experience 2016

The National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) is running the Indigenous Science Experience Family Science Fun Day at the Redfern Community Centre in Sydney in August as part of National Science Week.

NISEP is a grassroots, community-based organisation that works with communities in both rural and metropolitan low socio-economic status regions to improve educational outcomes, especially of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. Through engagement in fun and interactive science activities it aims to enhance scientific literacy, build confidence and open pathways to higher education.

At this year’s National Science Week event, NISEP partners and the Redfern Community Centre, City of Sydney will host a celebration of Indigenous and western science, demonstrating the value of traditional knowledge and Aboriginal culture in science, and the relevance of science to our everyday lives.

The event provides the opportunity to meet and speak with Indigenous elders and youth as they demonstrate their knowledge to members of the wider Redfern area community, through a range of activities . Working alongside them will be academics and students from Macquarie University, NISEP partners and a number of other science and outreach providers.

The Family Science Fun Day runs from 10:00am to 3:30pm on Sunday 21 August. There will be a range of fun hands-on activities that demonstrate scientific principles in a culturally relevant way.

All activities will be held at the Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern.

For more information, visit the National Science Week events page.