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

Science comes alive at the Bureau during Science Week 2009

Media release
PG/321
14 August 2009

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Environment Minister Peter Garrett is encouraging Australians to get involved with the Bureau of Meteorology during National Science Week 2009.

“Science Week is an excellent opportunity for the community to learn more about the great work that the Bureau does not just in weather forecasting but across a whole range of climate related areas,” Mr Garrett said.

“The Bureau of Meteorology has been involved with National Science Week since 2006, with events at remote field stations, regional offices and capital cities around the country.”

“Each year during Science Week, the Bureau invites the public to find out how they observe and forecast the weather, with open days, tours, public talks and school visits. I encourage all Australians with an interest in weather and climate to take advantage of the wide range of activities planned.”

The celebrations run between Saturday 15 August and Sunday 23 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 2009:

Location Contact details
Darwin Mark Hentschel (08) 8920 3824
Adelaide Paul Lainio (08) 8366 2640
Perth Neil Bennett (08) 9263 2279
Geraldton Gary Lynch (08) 9923 3671
Eucla David Ingram (03) 9039 3444
Broadmeadows David Morrison (03) 9669 4984
Melbourne HO Karen Bennett (03) 9669 4158
French Island David Morrison (03) 9669 4984
Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens) Karen Bennett (03) 9669 4158
Longreach Robin Paton (07) 4658 1783
Hobart Mal Riley (03) 6221 2082
Launceston Brendan McMahon (03) 6331 7116

For a full schedule of National Science Week activities in your area, visit: http://www.scienceweek.info.au 

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