Science in the Swamp – Centennial Parklands’ National Science Week event – was a smash hit. With glorious winter sunshine and a big crowd, there’s was a great vibe throughout the day.

Here’s some photos to give a sense of the day…

Kids enjoyed lots of hands on fun and learning - especially at Banksia Buddies...

Kids enjoyed lots of hands on fun and learning – especially at Banksia Buddies…

...while there was some great information on the native flying fox colony found in Centennial Park.

…while there was some great information on the native flying fox colony found in Centennial Park.

We had some young green thumbs learning about plants (insert cross-promotion for the upcoming Australian Garden Show here!!)...

We had some young green thumbs learning about plants (a cynical blogger would insert a cross-promotion for the upcoming Australian Garden Show here…but not me!!)…

...while inside the Learning Centre Scinema was playing some of the best science documentaries around.

…while inside the Learning Centre, Scinema was playing some of the best science documentaries around.

Of course…Scinema didn’t feature the only dinosaurs…

Just outside a creature from the past roared into action.

Just outside a creature from the past roared into action.

While our dinosaur friend gave some a little fright...

While our dinosaur friend gave some a little fright…

...others seemed to enjoy our scaly friends attention!

…others seemed to enjoy our scaly friends attention!

The Labyrinth got a good working over...

The Labyrinth got a good working over…

...and our carp become a point of fascination. They're big, you know. Don't believe us?

…and our carp become a point of fascination. They’re big, you know. Don’t believe us?

Yes, big. We told you they were!

Yes, big. We told you they were!

But at the end of the day, what most of us came for was to…

...marvel at the science of nature, and...

…marvel at the science of nature, and…

...have some good family fun.

…have some good family fun.

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

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We should, at this point, take a moment to thank our wonderful event partners who made this day so special:

Thanks all!

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