The Inspiring Australia funded two-day series of tours to science venues in Canberra for young refugee migrants from Goulburn successfully concluded on October 2.
Twenty-eight participants and six facilitating staff visited several science attractions at Gold Creek Village, which included the National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra Walk-in Aviary, and the Canberra Reptile Sanctuary. Pictured here are the participants in front of the National Dinosaur Museum.
Later, the participants visited The Australian National University to take part in a hands-on science show by Australia’s first Professor of Science Communication, Sue Stocklmayer, and join in an interactive presentation by Robogals.
All the participants received certificates of appreciation from Inspiring Australia. Pictured here (from left to right) presenting the certificates and show-bags are Ms Sarah Torpy (Manager Multicultural Affairs – ACT Department of Immigration & Citizenship), Ms Charlotte Butler (Community Development Coordinator, Goulburn Multicultural Centre), Mr Dominic O’Connor (Project Manager, Inspiring Australia), and Dr Sean Perera.
The Opening Doors science tours have received wide acclaim in the press, with features in the Goulburn Post and an interview broadcast on ABC Radio Queensland.
Opening Doors gratefully acknowledges the Australian Government for funding this series of science tours through Inspiring Australia – Unlocking Australia’s Potential.