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National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP), Macquarie University

Indigenous Science Experience

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Every day, all day Saturday 15 August to Sunday 23 August

What can Aboriginal astronomy tell us about the night sky? How is our native flora used as bush medicine?

What can we learn about sustainable living from 60 000+ years of Indigenous culture? Find out the answers to these questions and more during the Indigenous Science Experience. 

The Indigenous Science Experience consists of a series of workshops and presentations that will span across National Science Week (August 15-23). The sessions showcase a wide range of Indigenous and Western STEM presented by Indigenous secondary students, Elders and community members and STEM outreach providers from various organisations.

This is a FREE event but seats are limited - RSVPs are essential.

This is a live interactive event ONLY, it will not be distributed as a recording. 

Please visit our website for session details and registrations

The event will consist of the following online sessions: 

  • Artefact and Bush tucker Experience – Phil Duncan, Walanga Muru, Macquarie University. Monday, August 17, 7.00-8.30 pm 

  • Bush Medicines to Pharmaceuticals – Yaegl Community, Macquarie University, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery. Tuesday, August 18, 7.00-8.30 pm 

  • Indigenous History and Artefacts – Paul Craft-Burragun. Wednesday, August 19, 7.00-8.30 pm  

  • Indigenous Astronomy in Australia – Kirsten Banks, Robert Fuller and Trevor Leaman. Thursday, August 20, 7.00-8.30 pm 

  • Global Indigenous Engineering – David Harrington. Friday, August 21, 7.00-8.30 pm

About the Indigenous Science Experience

Since 2012, the Indigenous Science Experience at the Redfern Community Centre has been highlighting the value of traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the relevance of science to our everyday lives. In 2020, our new online format will continue this tradition. 

This National Science Week event is organised by the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP), Macquarie University, and Redfern Community Centre. It is made possible through the support of Inspiring Australia and grant funding from the Australian Government. 

Contact event organiser

National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP), Macquarie University


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