Joining forces for National Science Week in Grahamstown

SAIAB, Scifest Africa, Grahamstown Creative City, NELM, Grocott’s Mail and Rhodes University have joined forces to draw public attention to National Science Week, the DST’s national week-long celebration of science.

Grocotts Mail and Rhodes School of Journalism and Media studies PG Dip students are embarking on a focused exercise in science journalism with daily on-line coverage of the event and two special print features in the 31 July and 07 August editions. Please see Grocotts online<http://www.grocotts.co.za/content/news-makana-celebrates-national-science-week-29-07-2015> for the first instalment.

For starters, this weekend on Saturday 1 August the 2015 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Grahamstown Regional Final, coordinated by Scifest Africa<http://www.scifest.org.za/index.php?pid=23>, will be held at the Rhodes Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building.

On Sunday 2 August from 12 to 5pm come to a Community Awareness Day at Tantyi Hall, Z street and see Scifest Africa’s popular Kitchen Chemistry in action. Watch some educational theatre and see science through the eyes of some of South Africa’s writers with NELM. Bring family and friends to take part in this celebration of science!

Interactive displays you might find interesting include:
eNtlanzini! Kwenziwa ntoni eNtlanzini?

A glimpse into what happens in that brick building the locals have affectionately nicknamed “eNtlanzini,”; this stand will introduce you to the National Fish Collection at SAIAB.
Working with fish and frogs – is this a career for you?

Visit us to find out what you need to follow a career in Aquatic Biodiversity.
Light up your mind! Shout for libraries.

Everything you need for a better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library. Then, find out why a specialist research library is important for a science institution.
What is Water?

Why is water so important? Come and find out more about the physical properties of water and why it is so important to life on Earth.
One fish. Two fish. What are You, Fish?

Sort through some real fish specimens and find out who is related to who in the family tree.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Access the full programme here<http://www.saiab.ac.za/features/-national-science-week-1-to-8-august-2015.htm>

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