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Friday 25th August, 2017 - 03:30 pm
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Following an extensive process involving hundreds of volunteers and supporters, the Wheatbelt Science Trail will be officially launched by Hon. Darren West MLC this month. Join the project team, funders, contributors and key stakeholders.

Friday 25 August 2017

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Northam Visitor Centre, 2 Grey St Northam WA 6401

The Wheatbelt Science Trail combines the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) behind sites of interest across the region and puts them into one user-friendly location. The project is expected to contribute to education, tourism and innovation in the region and highlights a range of exciting sites.

Key points:

  • Stakeholder workshop held in February 2017 guided design of the Trail.
  • Community members nominated 118 sites of importance across the Wheatbelt.
  • The project team worked to research, write and upload over 50 of these sites into the Trail.
  • Many sites were expert reviewed by scientists from a range of organisations.
  • There will also be a Geo Trail, a series of geocaches to be found throughout the region.
  • Many quality photographs were donated by community members.
  • The Trail will go live for a soft launch on 17 August 2017 at: and visitors can choose to do, see or learn at any of the sites.
  • The project was funded through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Community Chest Fund, Inspiring Australia, and made possible by a range of volunteers.

As the Wheatbelt Science Hub is a volunteer-led organisation, we hope that you are available to attend - there will be opportunities for photographs, interviews and comment at this event. For further information, contact Rhiannon on 9467 7871.


Wheatbelt Science Trail 6pp DL v2.1.pdf
28th March 2018
Northam Visitor Centre
2 Grey Street
Northam WA 6401