The Shell Science Circus head north

A group of people holding a collection of science props

The Shell Questacon Science Circus is back out on the road and heading ‘outback’ to the Northern Territory this month travelling between Alice Springs and Darwin.

The tour sees the team performing science shows in primary and secondary schools throughout the territory with public science centre exhibitions in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin.

The Science Circus will also be spending some time running science and engineering workshops in a number of remote indigenous communities.

“Our exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to get hands-on with science. It’s a great way to discover new things about our world and explore the science and technology all around us,” Science Circus presenter Natasha Prokop said.

The Science Circus presenters will be launching rockets, demonstrating freezing cold liquid nitrogen and making gooey slime with students through a range of interactive science shows.

“We hope that many of the students we’ve visited in schools will bring their families along to their local public exhibition, to explore science together and with the rest of the community,” Natasha said.

More information abbout the  upcoming Northern Territory tour can be found on the Questacon website

The Science Circus comprises of 16 postgraduate students studying a Master of Science Communication Outreach at The Australian National University. The students spend three months engaging people with science and technology through visits to communities all over Australia.

Since 1985, the Science Circus has inspired over 2.5 million people with interactive science demonstrations during multiple visits to over 500 towns and communities, including 90 remote Indigenous communities.

The Shell Questacon Science Circus is a proud initiative of Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, The Australian National University and Shell.