Library to dive into Science Week 2020

Mount Gambier Library is diving deep into the 2020 National Science Week theme, ‘Deep Blue: Innovations for the future of our oceans’, by providing a host of activities for the community to experience from Monday 17 August to Saturday 22 August 2020.

Mount Gambier Library is a proud supporter of National Science Week and we are pleased to have a variety of engaging activities for people of all ages to enjoy. – Mount Gambier Library Manager Georgina Davison

Children aged 18 months to 4 years are in for a treat with a special ‘Move and Groove’ session with George the Farmer on Monday 17 August 2020 at 10:00am. The early learning child development session will be held at City Hall with the children’s entertainer performing his latest song ‘Deep Blue’ written specifically for Science Week.

The library will also host an evening with marine biologist and conservationist Dr Mike Bossley on Wednesday 19 August at 6:00pm.

“Dr Bossley is renowned for his work studying dolphins that live in Adelaide’s Port River estuary which led to the establishment of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary,” Ms Davison said.

“He has dedicated his life to monitoring and naming resident dolphins and has helped to care for, and document the lives of more than 400 dolphins so we are looking to forward to hearing his stories.”

Following the Wednesday evening event, Dr Bossley is teaming up with children’s author and skipper Brian Gillan on Thursday 20 August 2020 to present ‘Plastic is Tragic’ aimed at primary school students.

Science Week will also include a photography competition for 12 to 18 year olds also following the theme ‘Deep Blue’.

“Entrants are invited to demonstrate what the Science Week theme means to them through photography,” Ms Davison said.

“We are pleased to have two $50 Hurst Camera House vouchers up for grabs for Judge’s and People’s Choice Awards.”

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