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A great day was had by all at Science in the Swamp on Saturday 13 August 2016 with the family-friendly community event attracting over 10,000 people to Centennial Park. The Parklands’ National Science Week event – back for its fourth year – attracted more people than ever before!

This year’s new additions Shark in a Bus and Creative Science were huge hits with the crowd, as well as the many live animals, hands on science experiments and the Erth’s roaming Australovenator dinosaur. Families made the most of the sunny winter day picnicking or building shelters in our outdoor classroom, viewing 3D topographical maps and making giant bubbles.

We have uploaded a cool gallery of images to our Facebook page which you can check out here. Please feel free to tag yourselves and share with your loved ones using the Parklands’ social media handles and hashtags: @centparklands #centennialparklands #scienceintheswamp

Here a few highlight images from the day…..

The event's most popular attraction, the Australovenator, returned this year and was a massive hit for young and old!

The event’s most popular attraction, the Australovenator, returned this year and was a massive hit for young and old!

John's Reptile Awareness Display was a great new addition educating people about safety and behaviour around venomous snakes

John’s Reptile Awareness Display educating people about safety and behaviour around venomous snakes

The Creative Science Show had all the moves to entertain the kids throughout the day!

The Creative Science Show had all the moves to entertain the kids throughout the day!

Kids loved making water tornadoes with the University of New South Wales

Kids loved making water tornadoes with the University of New South Wales

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Tony’s carp were a huge hit with the kids!

exploring DNA with Sydney University iGEM

Exploring DNA with Sydney University iGEM

Kids got their hands dirty making clay artworks  with Parklands' Education Rangers!

Kids got their hands dirty making clay artworks with Parklands’ Education Rangers!

Ben from Fizzics Education entertained for hours teaching kids about big bubbles!

Ben from Fizzics Education entertained for hours teaching kids about big bubbles!

 

We hope you enjoyed Science in the Swamp. It was certainly a highlight for us.

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Thanks to all the partners who contributed to a fantastic day especially the event’s sponsor Inspiring Australia.

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