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Australovenator returns to roam Centennial Parklands at Science in the Swamp

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unnamed (34)Back by popular demand, ERTH’s Australian Dinosaur Australovenator will roam Centennial Park on Saturday 15 August 2015 as the key attraction of Centennial Parklands’ Science in the Swamp event.

A huge day of family fun, entertainment and learning,Science in the Swamp is a free community event that promotes positive science engagement and celebrates National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival.

“Science in the Swamp is one of the most engaging events at this time of year in Sydney to get kids excited about science while enjoying a family day outdoors” said Vanessa Barratt, Manager of Community Programs at Centennial Parklands.

“This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, demonstrating both the importance and the fun of science. Anyone who thinks science is boring hasn’t been to Science in the Swamp.”

Science in the Swamp must do’s

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  • Meet a life sized Australian dinosaur, Australovenator!
  • Throw a real mud pie at targets and help raise funds for the Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden
  • Pot a plant with the staff from the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Discover the science of breadmaking with Galit Segev.
  • Make optical illusions to celebrate the International Year of Light
  • Learn about the wildlife you share a city with. Meet and pat a range of live animals from the Taronga Zoomobile, Feature Creatures and Sydney Wildlife.
  • Local beekeepers Urban Beehive will show you how honey is made and harvested in Centennial Park
  • Meet a giant carp! Centennial Park’s fish whisperer Tony will introduce you to some of the BIG fish living in Centennial Park’s ponds.
  • Meet the teams from the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney who will amaze and inspire you with displays, demos and models.
  • Meet real scientists and lots more!

View the full list of things to do at Science in the Swamp here.

Food trucks, a coffee van and information stalls will also be available on the day so you and the family can make a full day of fun at Centennial Park.

Event details

  • Date: Saturday 15 August 2015
  • Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
  • Meeting Point/Venue: Education Precinct off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park

For more information visit www.centennialparklands.com.au/scienceintheswamp

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