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EDUCATION ON THE ROAD
Science circus celebrates 30th birthday
Science Circus crew with Shell Australia's Andrew Smith, Professor Graham Durant, ANU Vic-Chancellor
Professor Ian Young, and Parliamentary Secretary for Science Karen Andrews.
Photo: Jamila Toderas
The Shell Questacon Science Circus
celebrated its 30th anniversary in
Canberra last week.
The circus has spent three decades
taking science to regional
communities across Australia.
Questacon director Graham Durant
said the circus made science more
accessible to students and their
"The science circus presenters are
wonderful role models for the variety
of careers available in science and
technology, Professor Durant said.
"In fact, several past presenters were
originally inspired to study science by
a Science Circus visit to their school."
Set-up in 1985, the Shell Questacon
Science Circus has reached more than
2.2 million Australians and visited
more than 500 regional towns and 90
remote Indigenous communities.
"The science circus and the
associated ANU course provide a rich
training ground for young science
communicators, providing real
experience in many different aspects
of the field, Professor Durant said.
"The programme boasts almost 400
graduates, many of whom hold
influential positions in Australia and
overseas in a variety of fields."
ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian
Young said the ANU was proud to play
a key role in the science circus, which
was founded by Professor Mike Gore
from ANU National Centre for Public
Awareness of Science.
"With its team of young science
communicators, the science circus has
touched the lives of thousands of
Australian children, helped change
people s perceptions about science,
and has inspired many young people to
pursue careers in science," Professor
The science circus is delivered
through a partnership between
Questacon, Shell Australia and ANU.
Shell Australia country chairman
Andrew Smith said it was an
outstanding innovation in education.
"Shell is incredibly proud of this
partnership and of the amazing
contribution it has made towards the
promotion of science, he said.
Construction of a new co-located
ambulance and fire station at Aranda is
under way. The first sod was turned on
the $20.85 million project on Friday
by Minister for Police and Emergency
Services Joy Burch.
The new Ambulance and Fire &
Rescue station to be built at Bardi
Place, Aranda, will replace two
existing stations in the Belconnen
"I am delighted to see construction
start on a new emergency service
facility for residents of Belconnen,"
Ms Burch said.
"Following on from the delivery of
two wonderful new ACT Emergency
Service Agency stations at West
Belconnen and South Tuggeranong in
the past 18 months, this new facility
will complete the first phase of the
ACT ESA Station Upgrade and
She said the station was
strategically located to better serve the
needs and expectations of the
community and would help protect
and save lives, property and the
The station should be completed by
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