An exciting new school holiday program for 10-14 year olds is set to launch at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research in Nedlands.
The ex-CELL-ent holiday adventure is a two hour activity in the Perkins purpose-built teaching laboratory, the Lotterywest BioDiscovery Centre.
The program will run for the week of Monday 9th January until Friday 13th January with a morning session from 9.30am to 11.30am and an afternoon session from 1.30pm to 3.30pm each day.
Perkins Community Education Manager, Pauline Charman, said the young scientists will have an opportunity to experience all things ‘micro’, including microscopes, micropipettes and other high-tech equipment used by medical research scientists every day.
“We’ve had hundreds of school groups into the BioDiscovery Centre and have had incredibly positive feedback from the kids, their teachers and even from parents whose children have become really enthusiastic about science after their visit,” Pauline said.
“I think students are keen to try something different, and our program explains the applications of medical science in a very fun and engaging way.”
Sessions are $45 each and bookings can be made at www.biodiscovery.org.au/community/holiday-adventure