Great Big Science Read 2012
Great Big Science Read invited Australians to read and think about science books, both fiction and non-fiction. It coincided with National Science Week in August and in 2012 formed part of the National Year of Reading.
In particular, Great Big Science Read presented an opportunity for libraries to get involved with National science week from 11-19 August.
The Great Big Science Read 2012 program included:
• Libraries showcasing their science books
• Scientists, engineers, authors and everyday people sharing their favourite science books
• A livestreamed show about the maths behind Alice in Wonderland, held on Thursday 16 August. This content will be available to schools, libraries and other interested people after the event.
• An event Behind the Shock Machine – did science go too far? in Drouin, Victoria, about the highly controversial Milgram experiments featuring Melbourne author Gina Perry and Monash University medical ethicist Justin Oakley
• A livestreamed video chat with scientist and former Australian netballer, Rebecca Sanders, exclusively for schools in regional South Australia, as part of the SA Premier’s Reading Challenge