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The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

Learn about weather and climate during science week

Media release
18 August 2008

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Environment Minister, Peter Garrett is encouraging Australians to get involved with National Science Week 2008 activities planned in their local community.

“Science Week is an excellent opportunity for members of the community to come out and learn more about the world around them,” Mr Garrett said.

“The Bureau of Meteorology is celebrating National Science Week 2008 with a range of activities planned around the country – I encourage all Australians with an interest in weather and climate to take advantage of the wide range of activities planned.

“This year the Bureau is celebrating its 100th birthday and there is no better time to participate in the many activities planned by the Bureau than during its birthday year.

“National Science Week provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wide range of sciences at work at the Bureau, as well as inspiring a new generation of young minds to learn more about science and the world around them.”

Building on the success of the past two years, Bureau staff will once again conduct a range of activities including the release of weather balloons, talks, and tours, open days, and competitions. The celebrations run between Saturday 16 August and Sunday 24 August.

Members of the community are invited to contact the Bureau offices below to find out about specific activities that are planned for National Science Week 2008:

Location Contact details
Melbourne HO (03) 9669 4564 Contact: Gabrielle Forman
Broadmeadows (03) 9669 4984 Contact: David Morrison
Perth (08) 9263 2279 Contact: Neil Bennett
Halls Creek (08) 9168 6029 Contact: Michael Conway
Kalgoorlie 0419 874 773 Contact: Lincoln Mainsbridge
Albany (08) 9842 2616 Contact: Jason Balhorn
King Island (03) 6221 2082 Contact: Mal Riley
Launceston (03) 6331 7116 Contact: Brendon McMahon
Mt Isa (07) 4743 3382 Contact: Les Lever
Adelaide (08) 8366 2640 Contact: Paul Lainio
Lord Howe Island (02) 6563 2083 Contact: David Glacken

For full details of National Science Week activities, visit: 

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