Centre discovers potential

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 17-Aug-2017

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SCIENCE Week proved a week of innovation and celebration at Discovery Centre Bendigo this week.

The centre scored a $55,000 state government grant to upgrade equipment and held events celebrating all things science throughout this week.

The grant gives some of Bendigo’s brightest young minds the chance to learn about the  wonders of the universe, with activities targeted at budding students under six.

Discovery will purchase new audio visual equipment to target new activities and also have new soundproof spaces to help staff pass on the important information.

The grant was announced by Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards, who said the early years were an important time to start introducing science, technology, engineering and mathematics to children.

It continues Discovery’s resurgence in recent years, and manager Jonathan Ridnell says will allow the centre to expand its programs.

The centre had plenty happening this week and the science week fun continues today and tomorrow.

This afternoon Discovery is hosting the Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Service, inviting families that are new to Bendigo to experience hands-on interactive science and technology learning. 

“Through the week we’ve been working with the LCMS First Step program to introduce young families to their local science and technology centre,” Mr Ridnell said. 

“Discovery isn’t necessarily on these family’s radar, so with the support of the Department of Science it’s a pleasure to invite new Bendigonians to the centre.” 

Tomorrow night trivia buffs will hit the centre for Discovery’s Science Week trivia extravaganza. 

Mr Ridnell said it is one of the major fundraisers for the organisation this year.

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