Wednesday June 6, 2018
Thousands visit Space & Science Festival
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There were thousands of visitors across the two days of the Space & Science Festivals at Onslow College says chairperson Lee Mauger. “We’re hearing people had great fun and were inspired to learn more science, technology, engineering and maths subjects,” he says. Because the Space & Science Festival is a not-for-profit charity, they just try and cover costs each year with a bargain basement ticket price.
“This is financially risky though, as the festival events this year cost us around $60,000 to make happen. That’s with all of our volunteers, supporters and even our international guests not charging anything for their time. “So we’re very grateful for the support of our lead partner Genesis School-Gen, and our travel partner the US Embassy,” he says. “And that’s not to mention all the other supporting organisations and their volunteers.” He says these events are a huge
undertaking for a volunteer-based organisation of parents, teachers, scientists and engineers. “We hope the visitors appreciate the work that goes into making this happen. “We’re always keen on finding new volunteers, contributing organisations and supporters. He encourages people to email firstname.lastname@example.org “You can also tell us what you’d like to see next year on our facebook site at facebook.com/SpaceScienceFestival,” he says.
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Independent Herald 06-06-18