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Surfing Scientist Launches Museum Express


A marshmallow bazooka, slime-haired skull and mini solar racing cars are just some of the awe-inspiring cool things kids will see in the Museum Express Science Shows which were launched by the Surfing Scientist in June.

Museum Express is a brand new initiative of Newcastle Museum supported by Orica. It will deliver high quality and engaging science shows to primary schools around Newcastle, the Hunter and the Central Coast.

Lord Mayor Cr Nuatali Nelmes said Museum Express builds on the Museum's extensive experience as a provider of professional, dynamic and contemporary education programs and activities.

"The Museum has been a centre of science since 1988 when its interactive science centre Supernova opened," she said.

"We understand the need for science to be presented in an inspiring, fun and accessible way. We want to spark curiosity in the next generation - so they can understand the world they live in and develop practical skills for life."

"A strong message we have had from the primary school sector is that it can be difficult - and costly - to leave the school grounds. Museum Express will take the shows to schools thanks to the generous support of Orica who have funded the program for the next three years."

General Manager Orica Kooragang Island Scott Reid said the museum’s proposal for a science outreach program to inspire and engage young children was outstanding and Orica is thrilled to provide support. “Orica is a science and technology-based business," he said. "We think it’s crucial to nurture the next generation of engineers, scientists and researchers to help ensure the sustainability of both our operations and the industry more broadly."

Museum Express was launched by ABC Science's Surfing Scientist Ruben Meerman at Newcastle Museum in June. For more information about the program please contact the museum on 4974 1400.

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