Celebrate Science Week in Bega Valley

Professional carbon drone with GPS making a ride.The Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub invites you to celebrate National Science Week 2016 with fun activities for all ages at the Sapphire Coast Science Festival from Saturday August 13 through to Sunday August 21.

Panboola will be hosting their ever popular Frogwatch event on Tuesday 16 Aug (5-7pm) as well as a demonstration of the uses of drones in conservation and for scientific research on Sat 20 Aug (10am-1pm). Both the activities are free of charge and numbers are limited so reserve your place soon.

Other great events taking place over the week include guided walks along the first part of the Bundian Way, films, a trivia night and robotics – check out this link at the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness for more information.

Frog watch at Panboola – Tuesday 16 August, 5-7pm

Come and join us as we learn more about our local frogs and how important they are for telling us about the level of health of our creeks & wetlands.

Steve Sass, a leading herpetologist renowned for his expertise on local frog populations, will lead the evening. Learn about frogs and their worldwide threats. Take part in a guided walk around the billabong as we understand how to survey for frogs and learn how to identify various frog species from both sightings and sounds.

Perons Tree FrogWear sturdy shoes and warm clothes. Bring insect protection and a torch or headlamp if you have one. Meet at Smiths Lookout.

This a free event and bookings are essential!! You can register here or for further information contact Michelle on 0400 341 282 or at panboola@gmail.com

Drone demonstration at Panboola – Saturday 20 August, 10am-1pm

Watch them fly and learn how these fun things work and can be used in scientific research.

This a free event. Numbers are limited, bookings are essential!! Meet at the Panboola office at Watson’s Waterhole, behind Idlewilde Motel, Pambula

For further information contact Michelle on 0400 341 282 or at panboola@gmail.com

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