Tuesday 26- Thursday 28th June 2012
Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 September 2012
Program for Year 9/10 Students
The Science Experience is a fun three-days of science activities for year 9 and 10 students in 2012.
The program is designed to provide students who have an interest in Science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.
Students perform experiments in laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in lecture theatres and experience what it is like to be on campus of a university.
The program also provides information about further studies in science, technology and engineering. It highlights the wide range of careers that allow students to pursue their interest and abilities in the sciences.
The program includes a BBQ and other social activities.
Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise Inc promote the program, contact schools, sponsor many students to attend, participate actively in organizing programs and in providing social activities.
Information about the program and applications can be found on the Science Experience website www.scienceexperience.com.au
You will be given a formal program outlining the day’s activities and descriptions when you arrive on day 1.
The Cairns program commences with a welcome, then straight into activities. For more information please contact email@example.com or 07 4042 1211
The Townsville program commences with registration on Wednesday 26 September, registration involves meeting your assigned mentor and other participants in your team.
The program on each for the days will commence at 8.30am. Exact start time and meeting locations will be detailed in your welcome pack. The program will close on Friday 26 September, 2012 at approx 3.00pm following the traditional closing ceremony.
All students are to participate in meals and extra activities as part of the program. Students can purchase snacks as they may require, outside of meals.
Cairns cannot provide on campus accommodation, please contact Alanna Kelly who can help with accommodation in Cairns. Morning and afternoon tea are supplied, students can purchase lunch or BYO.
Accommodation can be provided, males and females will be accommodated in separate colleges with an overnight mentor assigned to each group. There is a extra cost associated with overnight accommodation (approx $150 for the 3 nights which includes breakfast).
Morning tea will be catered, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch or you can purchase from the refectory at JCU, there may be some cost associated with evening meals (approx $35-$40 total cost for the program) We attempt to cater for special needs as much as possible so students with special dietary requirements should indicate this on their registration form.
Traditionally, our program incorporates extra activities such as an educational session at Reef HQ aquarium or a visit to the IMAX theatre. Details of the extra activities will be provided in the welcome pack. The cost is approx $20 per student.
Memory of a lifetime
I learnt heaps and I learnt a lot about what it’s like going to Uni
Awesome; Worthwhile; Great Time; Very Good Experience; Great Fun
Really glad I did it; Amazing; Fun, would do it again, please make experience for Year 11’s
Good people, food & activities; worthwhile and memorable experience; an amazing opportunity
Townsville: Vivian Doherty
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Ph: (07) 4781 6807
Cairns: Alanna Kelly
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Ph: (07) 4042 1211
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What if I need to leave early?
A roll is taken each morning and group numbers are counted throughout the day. For your own safety we need to know the whereabouts of all participants. If you need to leave early you will need to give Vivian a signed note from your parent/guardian advising the time you will need to leave and reason why on morning at roll call. Participants will not be allowed to leave early without this signed note.
What should I bring?
Money (if you want snacks)
Closed in Shoes (you cannot enter some areas of JCU without closed in shoes)
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing and closed in shoes (you will not be permitted into labs wearing thongs or other open shoes and as such will not be able to partake in some activities)
Tea breaks and lunch
Water & fruit will be provided each day for morning and afternoon tea. You are welcome to bring other snacks with you. Lunch and dinner (maybe a extra cost) will be provided Tuesday to Friday afternoon.
After each Experience, the program is reviewed taking into account participant feedback, ensuring the best program is always being offered.