National Science Week gets underway on the Gold Coast

National Science week has kicked off on the Gold Coast – to celebrate all things science and technology!

It’s the annual opportunity for us all to meet scientists, discuss hot tops and do experiments while recognising the social and economic impact that science has for Australia.

There are over 1,900 registered events around the country for the national week running from today (August 10th) until next Sunday (August 18), including here on the Gold Coast.


Broadbeach Library is hosting a digital explorers workshop, to look at how science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship can combine to help us solve some of the major issues facing our world today.

Southport Library will run a ‘Lots of Bots’ interactive robotics workshop with Griffith University Women in Engineering.

You could also learn how to make a colour-changing liquid out of red cabbage juice, and use it to test our hypotheses about everyday household objects at the UQ Demotroupe events happening at the Helensvale and Nerang Libraries.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says science, research and innovation are key drivers of the Government’s plan for a stronger economy.

“When it comes to science, the next generation holds the keys to our economic future.

“Sparking children’s interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects from an early age is at the forefront of the Morrison Government’s support for science.

“We know that many of the jobs of the future, will require STEM skills and it’s crucial that students are studying it through primary and high school.

“STEM skills can be the launch-pad of many careers and we want to inspire all students to take up and stick with STEM subjects,” Minister Andrews said.

For more information about National Science Week or to see which events are happening near you, click here.