On Thursday 11 July, GMC embarked on yet another school holiday program with Opening Doors. The programme titled Science and Democracy showcased the role of democratic governance and decision making in Australian science.
The day-trip commenced with guided tour of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, where twelve young humanitarian immigrants settled in Goulburn, together with GMC staff and ANU student volunteers, were informed about the democratic processes of governance in Australia. Their subsequent visit to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy was underpinned by the Making a Nation education programme at the National Museum of Australia, where they participated in hands-on activities and discussions about first Australians.
The participants enjoyed lunch and an interactive lecture about science and democratic governance by Dr Will Grant and Dr Merryn McKinnon at the ANU Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Pictured here is a token of appreciation left behind by the participants, acknowledging their love for science.