International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Geoff Gardner Ideas Activities
  • Mr, Australian Museum
    Sydney New South Wales, Australia
  • Email
    Tel 02 9320 6390
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  • Organizations:

    Australian Museum
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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The Australian Museum and Executive partners offer Science in the City, Science in the Suburbs and Science in the Bush, which are annual science events for High School and Primary School students between Year 3- Year 10. Schools come to meet scientific organisations and educational establishments for the delivery of workshops, talks, shows and an interactive careers expo held at the Museum and at other outreach locations around Sydney and NSW.

These events introduce primary and high students to the many different career paths that can be taken by studying science. By taking part in interactive and hands on activities with scientists, students have the opportunity to learn, experiment and discover a wide variety of different sciences for themselves.