National Science Week lands in Launceston

FUTURE-PROOFING: Mayor Albert Van Zetten with QVMAG's natural science curator David Maynard launching National Science Week. The full list of events is on the museum's website. Picture: Tarlia Jordan
FUTURE-PROOFING: Mayor Albert Van Zetten with QVMAG's natural science curator David Maynard launching National Science Week. The full list of events is on the museum's website. Picture: Tarlia Jordan

Bread baked with the oldest yeast in the world, a look at the Gorge then and now, a cockroach crisis and Launceston’s green future will all be considered as part of National Science Week. 

Hosted by the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, the festivities officially start on Saturday. 

QVMAG’s natural sciences curator David Maynard said this year’s theme was all about future Launceston.

“Launceston faces a number of challenges. This week we will be giving the community the opportunity to look at those and let them tell us what their future vision is,” he said. 

The events give children a chance to build Launceston’s future.

“We’ve got a wishing trees. Kids will be able to write down their own message and put it on them. At the end of science week we will deliver those messages to the council,” he said. 

Mr Maynard said the week had something for everyone, with Saturday being for everyone, a Sunday bug club for the kids, school tours during the week and on Wednesday, a  special native food dinner for adults. 

The full program is available on QVMAG’s website.