Life on Mars, science behind bars, and marine parks for sharks

▪ Young artists, music with birdsong, Indigenous science, neuroscience and creativity workshops, and more take over the State Library.

▪ What’s the potential for life on the Red Planet? Ask astrophysicists and NASA scientists.

▪ Science behind bars: forensics and criminology at Fremantle Prison

▪ The science of this planet, and in the cosmos beyond at the Goodness Science, Sustainability and Innovation Festival, Geraldton.

▪ What do big parks mean for big sharks? Ask a scientist studying marine parks.

▪ Science careers: meet the woman mapping a panoramic stretch of the Universe.

▪ Sustainability in the suburbs: from soil microbes to microbats.

▪ Fiona Wood: from treating burns to spray-on skin.

▪ Ecology, seed science, genetics and plant conservation: meet the science Queens of Kings Park.

▪ 60 interactive stalls, explosive experiments, native animals, science theatre, and roving performers: Perth Science Festival returns.

▪ Take the Aha! Challenge and test your brain’s creative insight.

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