Science Week 2017

A sustainably super hands-on science session is coming to Coal Point’s Progress Hall. There are 16 hands-on exhibits, a mini science film festival, an observational trail in the bush out the back and it all ties in with the science of sustainability.
Everyone is invited to experience Questacon’s Earth Quest Travelling Exhibition during Science Week from August 12 - 20.

The science extravaganza includes

  • 15 Earth Quest interactive exhibits that will spark an interest from Outer Space to Inner Earth 
  • a community screening of Scinema - short science films 
  • A sensory exhibit showcasing our feathered and furry friends 
  • an observation trail to investigate some field science and the impacts of fire on garden escapes.

Community Bookings

There are seven (7) community sessions available over two weekends 12-13 Aug and 19-20 Aug, morning and afternoon.
To ensure everyone gets a chance to comfortably experience the exhibition bookings for the community sessions are needed. Community bookings can be made via Eventbrite

Locals social science session

The last session of the science week extravaganza, Sunday 20th Aug noon-4pm, has been set aside as a community event where locals can meet socially and enjoy the event with afternoon tea. If you receive a Coal Point Chronicle in your letterbox, the Science Week sponsors banner is your entry ticket.

Student Sessions

There are 15 sessions for students from Monday 14th to Friday 18th August. 

Learning resources 

Learning resources have been developed by Questacon for their exhibits and can be viewed at
The Questacon modules that are coming to Science Week at Progress Hall at Coal Point are:
The 2017 National Science Week teacher resource book will focus on Australia’s sustainability science and highlights those issues that are unique to Australia and our region. The Future Earth teaching resource is available as an interactive online flip book and as a downloadable PDF(18MB) that can be printed.

Thank you to our Partner- Origin Energy



Toronto General Practice 

 In memory of John D.C Smith 1931-2011 from his sisters  Judith Giles, Marg Murray and Betty Howard (dec’d)  


 Trigss Motors

Westlakes Trophies, Framing and Engraving


John and Janet Johnson 

Barbara Lawrenson
Bernadette and Ewen Jubb
Toronto First National
Lois simpson


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