Science From the Spare Room! A Facebook Live Kids Event

Science From the Spare Room! A Facebook Live Kids Event

Date & time: 10–10.30am 8 October 2020, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Are you ready to be entertained in a kid-friendly, live-streamed science show? Presented by Dr Graham Walker, Science From the Spare Room! is a virtual science event with a difference.

Following the success of our last Facebook Live event, 'Don't Try This At Home', Graham is back to helps you find the fun in science with this entertaining, scientifically sound, educational and exciting show – brought to you live from his home lab (aka his back room!).

After the show, you can have a go at a variety of family-friendly science experiments! Watch videos made by ANU Master of Science Communication Outreach students demonstrating experiments that are safe for you to do at home.

A little about Graham

Dr Graham Walker
Dr Graham Walker

Graham convenes the Masters of Science Communication Outreach program. His research, teaching and engagement focuses on science communication and informal science learning.

His current research and engagement investigates international capacity building and co-design in science communication. To this end, Graham founded the Science Circus Africa project which has trained 499 staff and reached 73,000 people in 10 African countries. He is currently widening his focus to the Asia Pacific, primarily through the DFAT supported Science Circus Pacific project.

Graham also researches emotional and motivational aspects of science communication, particularly in settings like science centres, science shows and hands-on workshops, and using these methods to engage with social and environmental issues, along with teaching in these areas. He is an avid aficionado of science shows, and has performed shows and delivered training globally.


Join the ANU Master of Science Communication Outreach / Questacon Science Circus team for 2021!

Applications are open for the 2021 ANU Master of Science Communication Outreach /Questacon Science Circus team. This unique one-year, scholarship-supported Masters program is an ideal springboard into a science communication career, or for anyone wanting to improve how they communicate science.

The program fuses theory and teaching from ANU with practice in the Science Circus and other real-world science engagement settings – students travel across Australia with Questacon! Graduates gain skills and knowledge to communicate science to diverse audiences through the media, online, video, podcasts, outreach programs, shows, workshops and more – including opportunities to design and implement their own novel projects. Successful applicants are supported with a $380 weekly stipend plus travel allowances along with Commonwealth Supported Places for all domestic students

Applications close 30 October with places limited to 12 students per year. To apply and for more info, visit