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Pat Mowbray Award

Futureworld Eco-technology Centre was pleased to declare Architectural Hardwood Joinery as the winner of the 2014 Pat Mowbray Eco-Innovation award for 2014. The award was presented at Futureworld’s Gala dinner held at the Master Builders Club on Thursday 23rd October.
AH Joinery’s Owner Robert Chapman was pleased to receive the award which carries a prize of $1000 and is sponsored by the University of Wollongong. The award was presented by guest speaker Lisa Miller.


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Pat Mowbray Award 2014

Futureworld is pleased to announce that the 2014 Pat Mowbray Innovation Award, wiill take place at our dinner set down for 23rd October.

SHINY NEW DISPLAY – Futureworld has updated a numner of displays    

See some of the New Display Below

Our Power of Wind Display


Our Weather and Climate Display


Wave Power

Our Wave Power Display




Our Greenhouse Gas Display



Supporting Futureworld

Futureworld would like to continue its programme of updating and adding new displays and is looking for community and business support to help make this happen. If you would like to be part of this initiative, please contact us.

 Visitors to the Centre

The Centre has been particularly busy through the first part of the Year.
Eight schools, both high and primary have visited the centre so far this year with others already booked (TO ALL SCHOOLS DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE) We were very pleased to see both students and teachers enthusiastic to learn about Sustainable Technologies during the recent school visits. Our new Lake Illawarra Education Program is also running smoothly and it is great to see students and teachers engaging and interacting with the diverse activities they undertake.
An interesting article appeared in the Illawarra mercury IQ section on the 8th FEB
Science Experience
During the summer holidays, while their class mates were kicking back at the beach or practicing their manoeuvres at Skate Parks, a group of enthusiastic students donned lab coats and conducted experiments at the University of Wollongong.
These budding young scientists came from Western NSW, Sydney, the South Coast and the Illawarra.
The UOW science experience director Melissa Thompson said “Each year we try to improve the program, and two of the highlights this year were the visit to Futureworld and the young scientists of Australia who put on an entertaining show involving dry ice and liquid nitrogen.”


WONDERFUL EXCURSION)  Please see the detailed excursion flyer

Other visitors to the centre included Coach Companies, seniors, special needs groups and the general public.

Volunteer with Futureworld and Make a Difference
Futureworld is a cool place for both young and old to volunteer their time. We are always on the lookout for volunteers so why not give us a call. Better still if you haven’t yet visited the new Eco-Technology Centre please do drop in, we are situated in the Lake Illawarra Education Centre at Warrawong.
Our Centre Coordinator Jodie, currently on maternity leave, dropped into Futureworld this week to show off her new daughter, now 8 weeks old Congratulations from everyone at Futureworld go to Jodie and Shaun on the birth of Laura.
Ps  Jodie was impressed with the new wind display.


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