Department joins with Scitech at Dowerin
17 August 2009
Kids and adults alike will be able to enjoy the various activities and exhibits on display when they visit the Department of Agriculture and Food’s exhibition shed at the Dowerin Field Days on 26-27 August.
Developed in partnership with Scitech, the two organisations have teamed up to embrace the department’s theme for the field days: ‘Futures in Agriculture.’
The department’s Dowerin co-ordinator Pamela I’Anson said the partners had developed a range of activities that would engage visitors both young and old.
“We will have some great activities that will really appeal to young people and the young at heart,” Ms I’Anson said.
“Primary school students, inparticular, will love the Whose poo is this? display, where children will be able to match - although not touch - faeces to a corresponding animal.”
The department’s contribution will also include displays on biosecurity, locusts, activities with plant seeds, as well as posters on sheep genetics, GrainGuard and information for small landholders.
These displays will be teamed with Scitech’s interactive activities on climate change, designed to complement the work the department is carrying out in the area.
“Visitors will be able to find out more about energy conservation in the home by experimenting with different light globes and appliances,” Scitech Outreach Manager Amy Gornall said.
“We are all really looking forward to visiting Dowerin and having the opportunity to talk about the wonders of science and agriculture with members of the local community.”
Pamela I’Anson, co-ordinator, Dowerin Field Days display 9690 2120
Lisa Bertram, media liaison officer 9368 3937