Country Road science show hits the road

Central Highland Science Centre

The Central Highlands Science Centre located in Emerald, Queensland, is a strong believer that every child has the right to an equal education. The community science museum is home to over 30 permanent hands-on, interactive science displays for kids.

Whilst a popular destination for schools and families, the Science Centre wished to reach more kids in the surrounding rural areas. So they began developing the Country Road science show. This involved creating mobile educational resources that could be exhibited in rural and remote areas.

In support of this project, the Central Highlands Science Centre was awarded a $10,000 grant as a part of the Tackling Tough Times Together program funded by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

Using the grant, the Science Centre travelled a total of 2,000 km, visiting ten neighbouring rural and remote communities in the Central Highlands region, towing a hire trailer and setting up the interactive science exhibits at schools, community halls and shopping centres. Over 750 children between the ages of 4 and 12 were involved in the project, however it wasn’t just the kids who loved the travelling exhibition!

Teachers and community members were extremely grateful for the Country Road science show for taking the time to visit them and support the kids' education. One supported stated: “Due to our location, rural and remote we never get to experience such different interactive stations unless they travel far.”

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