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From Reef to Harbour: The Hidden Wonder of NSW Corals

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From Reef to Harbour: The Hidden Wonder of NSW Corals


 Event Program

Explore the underwater wonders of the coral reefs up and down the NSW coast with leading researchers at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science as part of the 2019 Sydney Science Festival.


As you walk along the Chowder Bay foreshore, be transported along the NSW coast from the Solitary Islands near Coffs Harbour, out to Lord Howe Island, down to Sydney Harbour, and along the South Coast through "vivid-esque" projections, interactive displays, virtual reality experiences, coral samples and artwork.  Then join in discussions with our researchers about the management of these precious marine resources.


Visitors will have the opportunity to take a virtual dive on the Great Barrier Reef and discover the connection between the Great Barrier Reef and our NSW coastal environments.


This event is jointly hosted by SIMS and UNSW Sydney and features leading researchers from UNSW , Macquarie University and the University of Sydney, including:


Sydney Science Festival celebrates and showcases Sydney’s diverse and multidisciplinary science and innovation community through a program of talks by leading researchers, hands-on workshops, exhibitions and events exploring all areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Festival brings together cultural and research institutions, museums, universities and communities across greater Sydney and invites them to discover, discuss and debate science.


Part of National Science Week, Sydney Science Festival is produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences with support from Australian Museum and Inspiring Australia.