World Science Festival (WSF) was founded in New York in 2008, with the initiative to basically take the science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and performing art venues of the world, YO!. Fast forward to 2018, World Science Festival Brisbane 2018 program is presented to you by the Queensland Museum Network. Be prepared for a five-day festival delivered in vibrant spaces extending from Brisbane to regional centres in Queensland.
The Brisbane program will be executed for its third time running from March 21 -25th 2018. Here are my recommendations on why you should attend.
1. World Premiere: 'Third Encounters of the Third Kind' in Concert Delve into the realms of sci-fi with the world premiere of Steven Spielberg's 1977 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', performed by a phenomenal 84- piece orchestra and choir.
Where: Concert Hall, QPAC When: Saturday, 24th March 2018
2. The Turtle Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience
The annual hatching of the turtles will be worth queueing for to experience the opportunity to experience loggerhead turtles emerge from their incubated eggs over the five days of WSFB. The hatchlings will be released directly into the Eastern Australian current, joining other Loggerhead Turtles as they begin the open ocean phase of their life history.
3. Fun, Yo! - Street Science
Street Science is a two-day program of scientific events for families. Check out the Osmosis stage and trending robots, slime, drones, explosions and augmented reality. WOW!
Where: South Bank Cultural Forecourt Courier Mail Piazza
World Science Festival Brisbane 2018 is significant in the fact that it reinforces Queensland Museum's position as a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and management. The family-focused program gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy this emerging field. Visit www.worldsciencefestival.com.au to download the program guide.