Voices of the South West

Promotional image for Sounds Like Science event

Over the next few weekends, voices of science will be heard across the South West of NSW with live events at local venues to celebrate National Science Week and mark the launch of Sounds Like Science, an ongoing series of vodcasts featuring dynamic young scientists working in the region.

The brainchild of ABC Open producer Luke Wong and Phoebe Cowdery of the Orange-Cowra-Cabonne Science Hub, the events will highlight the talent that thrives on science and reveal some of the diverse and rewarding careers on offer in the region.

The vodcasts are also being released online, each featuring young professionals with fascinating careers. First in the series are ecologist Jo Lenehan, who discusses environmental water management and pelican breeding at Lake Brewster, Pippa Childs, who takes us behind the scenes and below the streets as a civil engineer with Cowra Council, and wine maker Nadja Wallington, a vintner for the Philip Shaw Winery in Orange.

You can check out the Sounds Like Science videos online at inspiringnsw.org.au, and come along to meet the production team and hear from some more of the region’s great science talent, at the following live events:

  • Friday 18 August: 6-8pm at Finn’s Store, Canowindra
  • Monday 21 August: 6-8pm at The Oxley, 24 Kendal St, Cowra (Note: Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Saturday 2 September: 6-8pm at Orange Regional Museum, 151 Byng St, Orange

Source:: National Science Week