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CSIRO Discovery Centre

Get hands-on at the CSIRO Discovery Centre!

(limited to 30 participants only)

A visit to CSIRO's Discovery Centre in Canberra is unique and engaging with its modern science laboratories to view, interactive exhibits, hands-on science activities and education programs that encourage students to question, value ideas and seek explanations.

CSIRO Land and Water, in collaboration with a number of government and research institutions, is working on a number of major national projects, including the Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project, which will help the federal government decide on water allocations, and the Water Resources Observation Network (

To assist researchers and modellers in their work in this field, CSIRO have built a Visualisation Suite where modellers can work with the vast sums of data produced by these projects. Features of the Suite include a giant 3D screen for 3D modelling of data, and a giant touch screen and haptic workbench. Technicians are also constructing their own touch screen to experiment with the delivery of data and models. Participants will have the opportunity to view this state-of-the-art technology.

Educational programs cater for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, through programs like Discovering Science in Society, Catalyst or Ology and all programs include a visit to the virtual reality 3D show and hands-on activities in Optus Lab!

Last modified: 4/16/2008
ACCE Conferences - ACEC 2008
ACEC 2008 Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
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Tel: 02 6201 2997 Fax: 02 62012549
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