Fair brings scientific wonder to Motat

16:00, Apr 01 2014
Glow in the dark squid
BE WOWED: Glow in the dark squid created on a 3D printer.

Experience the science behind glowing bugs, robots and the universe with Motat's Science Street Fair on Sunday.

Visitors will be able to meet some of New Zealand's leading scientists and find out how some of their fascinating innovations work.

Dr Siouxsie Wiles will be displaying a glow-in-the-dark 3D printed squid which was developed in collaboration with artist Rebecca Klee for last year's Art in the Dark Light Festival.

Dr Michelle Dickinson will also be sharing her work as a materials engineer in New Zealand's only nanomechanical testing research laboratory .

There will also be exhibits by the Kiwi Space Foundation, Stardome and the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour.

The event marks the shift towards Motat becoming more of a science based, hands-on learning institution, chief executive Michael Frawley says.

Visit motat.org.nz for more information.

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