NT: Mangoes, avocados, tractors, and insects: agricultural adventures

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The following initiatives received funding from the Australian Government’s 2024 National Science Week event grant round. More details for each will be posted closer to the event.

National Science Week in NT

Science Spectacle & Ag Adventures at KRS (Katherine)

Northern Territory of Australia

Mangoes, avocados, tractors, and insects: Katherine Research Station will hold an Open Day of hands-on plant and animal educational activities for remote community schools and a Science Sundowner for the broader public. Students will see the research farm in action. They will tour around mango and avocado orchards, cotton, and spice field trials; learn about tractors, livestock, and working dogs; and visit the entomology lab to fill out their workbooks for exciting prizes. The tour will be filmed, and the educational materials will be made available to all local schools unable to attend the event in person. The public Science Sundowner event will feature short presentations from local scientists and farmers, as well as a suite of stalls featuring interactive displays exploring plant, insect, animal, and soil science themes.

Project/event location(s): NT