Get your questions answered at Goodness

Got a #good_question? Get it answered at Goodness Festival from August 13 to 21.

The National Science Week Goodness Festival will launch on Thursday from 5.30pm at the WA Museum Geraldton.

Anyone passionate about science, sustainability and innovation is welcome to attend the launch, which will also include the opening of the AstroFest photography exhibition.

Attendees are welcome to enjoy networking, canapés and drinks, and find out more about speakers and activities lined up for the jam-packed festival program. RSVP your attendance at the launch.

Goodness Festival attracts thousands of people to learn, enjoy and connect over science, sustainability and innovation.

More than a dozen local organisations including Pollinators, Regional Development Australia Mid West Gascoyne, WA Museum, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, TAFE and others have collaborated to provide events which answer all sorts of questions, including many you hadn’t even considered asking.

There are learning opportunities for a whole range of people – from kids playing with Lego robots to families participating on wildflower bus tours, to professionals learning from keynote speakers from Perth.

Health professionals will learn about the latest apps and technology used to promote health and wellbeing at the Smart Health Symposium on August 18.

The WA Museum will host a public lecture on August 18 about the social phenomenon 'sense of place' and how this is derived from a mix of natural and social features. 

People interested in the latest developments in social innovation will hear from social innovation experts at the Regional Social Innovation Symposium on August 19.

And the popular Nature Symposium event is back again this year on August 19, under the theme ‘Research and Innovation in a Changing Climate’.

For a full line-up of events visit the website

Regional Development Australia Mid West Gascoyne's Alan Bradley said the festival played an important role in showcasing and celebrating the science, sustainability and innovation in our region, and its importance in our community and economy.

"Science and sustainability issues affect everyone – whether you are wanting to understand the latest fad diet at the Navigating Nutrition lunch or intrigued by how exactly the Square Kilometre Array works, or are curious about the wildflowers our region is so famous for,” Mr Bradley said.

For professionals it also highlights their work alongside guests at the top of their fields.

And overall it celebrates the role of science, sustainability and how we can lead on innovation in our everyday lives.

To register for any of the program of events visit the website

Goodness Science, Sustainability and Innovation Festival is an Inspiring Australia initiative, supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week, and by Regional Development Australia Mid West Gascoyne.