As the Trail’s Research Partner, Centenary hosted stalls at both the Gardens and the Museum on alternating weekends, bringing medical research to life with informative displays, resources and activities.
For the kids, there were microscopes and cell slides to view, DNA models to make, videos to download, puzzles to work out and activity sheets to complete. For the adults, a grand prize was on offer for correctly guessing the molecular image on display.
In further Sydney Science Trail highlights, Dr Annalicia Vaughan from the Centenary UTS Centre for Inflammation was interviewed by ABC Radio Sydney, live on-site from the Botanic Gardens. Speaking with ABC host Simon Marnie, Dr Vaughan spoke about the importance of science, her own research journey and the need to inspire the next generation of young investigator.
Also taking part in Sydney Science Trail activity was Centenary’s Dr Elinor Hortle who participated in a climate change panel held at the Australian Museum. Speaking to secondary school students, she discussed Centenary’s research into the long-term health impact of breathing in smoke from bushfires.
Thanks to National Science Week and the Sydney Science Trail, thousands of Sydneysiders found out more about the Centenary Institute and its critical research work into better understanding disease and finding cures.