Smart Tree Workshop

Smart Tree Workshop

Sunday 4 August

Science and Art came together in Armidale on Sunday 4th August as members of the Catalyst Club (a local science club for children) had an opportunity to learn a little more about trees with Botanist David Carr, and then get creative by working on the construction of a sculptural tree at the New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) under the guidance of artists Jonathon Larsen and Benjamin Thorn.

The workshop is just one part of the North Western Regional Science Hub’s Science Week activities.

From the beginning of Science Week (9th August) until the 20th October, visitors to NERAM will be able to go inside the sculptural tree and experience the sights and sounds of what it might be like inside a living tree – gaining insights into the data recorded on SMART Tree Sites like the one at the Armidale Tree Group.

The North Western Regional Science Hub is The Armidale Tree Group, Southern New England Landcare (SNELCC), The Department of Education, The Catalyst Club and The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM).  This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government as part of National Science Week.