It's a milestone

22 March 2010


Certificate handed to a student and teacher to commemorate the 50 000th visitor. © Geoscience Australia

Certificate handed to a student and
teacher to commemorate the
50 000th visitor.
© Geoscience Australia

The relationship between Geoscience Australia and the education community celebrated a significant milestone recently.

On 11 March, the 50 000th student visitor attended the Education Centre to take part in a hands-on science excursion with fellow students from the William Carey Christian School, Sydney, NSW. This school has included Geoscience Australia in its Canberra science excursion itinerary each year since 2004.

The Education Centre was officially opened in October 1999 and Forrest Primary School students were the first group to visit that month. The programs offered to school groups have diversified significantly since that time. These free, engaging, hands-on and age appropriate activities are offered to all Australian schools to raise awareness and interest in geoscience among school students.

"The students come away from their visit with a lot of knowledge, and they have a lot of fun while they are here," said Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre Manager. "We aim to charge the children with an enthusiasm to know more about Earth Science".

The milestone was marked with a small ceremony and presentation to the school students during their visit.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013