Fresh Science 2012

Fresh Science 2012

Come and hear young scientists reveal their discoveries at a free one-hour forum for secondary school students at Melbourne Museum on Thursday 18 October.

Last year we heard about smart bandages, the sawfish saw, printable solar cells, wallabies immune tricks, ocean arteries, backward planets, designer roots to combat drought and what a little lupin in your diet can do and more.

Fresh Science is a national competition that selects top young scientists from around Australia to present their work to the media and public. The scientists work in a range of fields from botany and zoology to biotechnology, medicine and engineering.

At these free one-hour forums, students will hear from a team of young scientists and have a chance to ask questions. Each scientist will talk for three minutes about their discoveries in a way that is understandable, interesting and relevant. The session will be chaired by 3AW reporter, Donna Demaio.

Book your students into the Fresh Science forum and continue the great engagement with science at the museum, combine it with a movie at IMAX Melbourne; or one of the many self-guided programs through the Science and Life galleries: Dynamic Earth, 600 Million Years, Wild and Dinosaur Walk as well as favourites such as Bugs Alive! Marine Life, The Mind and Human Body and the Forest Gallery.

For more information go to

Where:               Melbourne Museum Theatre, Melbourne Museum

When:                Thursday 18 October 2012 10-11am and 11:30–12:30pm

Cost:                  The Fresh Science forums are free, but bookings essential.

Charges may apply for additional Melbourne Museum education programs and IMAX – enquire when booking.

For bookings, contact the Melbourne Museum: 

  • 8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

  • 1300 130 152 (regional callers)

  • 03 8341 7767 (metro callers)

  • IMAX online