School Holiday Fun at Futureworld
“Crime scene Forensics” 13th JanEarn your CSI badge. Learn the skills of a forensic scientist. How to find finger prints, extract DNA, solve a crime and much more. For ages 9-14
“Spinning and balancing” 15th JanLots of fun activities and experiments about spinning and balancing!For ages 6-14 years
Cost - $10 per child
Pat Mowbray Award 2013
Futureworld is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Pat Mowbray Innovation Award, announced at our dinner on 9th October is The Oak Flats Bowling and Recreation Club. A worthy runner up in a close decision was Renewable Recyclers.
SHINY NEW DISPLAY – Power of Wind
Thanks to a generous grant from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (in Melbourne) Futureworld has a brand new interactive display. Our Education Office Meryl McKerrow was the driving force behind designing and organising the Power of Wind display, which includes up to date multimedia using touch screen technology, new signage and a reengineered hands on model wind farm. We are sure when you all visit our centre you will see what a wonderful job Meryl has performed.
See New Display Below
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
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 below.
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.