Science in the spotlight at Open Day

WA Science Minister Dave Kelly joined thousands of science enthusiasts who were given behind the scenes access to see how Western Australia’s top chemical and forensic experts operate.

The ChemCentre Open Day is a free, annual event that gives the public a chance to connect with chemistry in a hands-on environment and encourages children to make science their mission.

Held as part of National Science Week, 2017’s program focused on the WA’s chemistry ‘superheroes’ and the important role they play in safeguarding the community, industry and environment through their work.

Some of the highlights from the event included an opportunity for the public to try on HAZMAT gear and decontaminate a mock clandestine drug laboratory, and a chance to complete simple tasks while wearing alcohol and drug goggles at the WA Police booze bus.

Along with WA Police, other guests included the WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Greyhounds as Pets and some of WA’s top scientists and forensic experts who performed a range of chemistry demonstrations.

Source: WA Government

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