Curious about the world of science? Love a good pint?
In pubs across the world this May, local scientists will be sharing their cutting-edge research and the latest and greatest in all things science! This year in Darwin, you’ll find us brewing up some science at Darwin Railway Club.
Pint of Science Australia runs events to bring researchers across all fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine to share their recent discoveries with the local community.
Pint of Science Australia deliver science engagement, primarily through a national festival, that builds the Australian public’s appreciation of science, contributes positively to combat inequity and negative stereotypes within the Australian science sector, establishes and supports cross-discipline collaborations, and celebrates and champions excellence in the Australian science and science engagement sectors.
Events include interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research that’s accessible to all.
Pint of Science events in Darwin:
Designer drugs, microbes and sonography: health in the NT
20 May | Doors open 5pm | Start time 5:30pm | End time 7:30pm
This evening is devoted to health with an NT twist. Several local researchers share their research and stories of working in health in the top end. The talk will be on microbes, designer drugs and an insight into health in the communities.
Happiness and mindfulness: what does the science say?
21 May | Doors open 5pm | Start time 5:30pm | End time 7:30pm
What does science say about what makes us happy and how can we sustain it long term? How about the commonly quoted practice of mindfulness; what does the science say? Come and jump down the rabbit hole. This one is about the mind; who knows how deep the rabbit hole goes?
Ants, bees and drugs: science in the Top End
22 May | Start time 5:30pm | End time 7:30pm
Ants – they’re everywhere but they’re so different. We take a looko at how evolution has taken different paths for different ants.
Bees – essential to life; how can we protect this most essential insect and what impact does the bee have on local horticulture?
Drugs and Wastewater – we get a rundown on the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program and the findings from Darwin.
The main festival takes place annually over three days in the month of May as part of the broader international festival; a fantastic celebration of science that reaches all across the globe.
You don’t need any science background to attend an event. It’s an opportunity to find out how research today is impacting our lives tomorrow, ask questions, and meet some really inspiring people.