ASM @ Science Alive! 2016
In Adelaide and as a partnership with National Science Week, there is a major event, the science fair - Science Alive!. This was held in 2016 at the Adelaide Showgrounds across three days, Friday 5th August and Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August. This exhibits various aspects of science and technology to the community (Friday being a careers day for high school students and Saturday and Sunday is opened to the public). The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM – SA/NT branch) had a booth with various activities and displays for School students and then over the weekend. We had volunteers from across the SA microbiology community and this included microbiology undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the planning, the setting up and across the extremely busy three days, a wonderful and enthusiastic time was had displaying and describing the importance and joys of microbiology.