A brand new event will be held this Friday night at the Avon River Festival. The Sport Discovery Zone will celebrate the Avon Descent, 2016 Olympics, and National Science Week by bringing together hands-on fun, giveaways and health experts.

Following the success of the Flight Discovery Zone last year, this is the latest discovery initiative developed by Wheatbelt Science Hub Project Manager Rhiannon Bristow-Stagg.

The marquee will feature an exercise physiologist, chiropractor, dietitian and a display on computer science in sport. There are several activities to try including turning pedal power into electricity, plus food giveaways for the first 200 visitors.

“This free event has a lot to offer both locals and visitors,” explained Ms Bristow-Stagg. “We have some fantastic local health science professionals coming along, which demonstrates to young people the rewarding health science careers available locally.”

Joining the event will be, from CorpFit:
Carl Della | Bachelor of Science (Sports Science); ESSAM; AEP

Jamie Dymnicki | Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science; Bachelor of Science (Exercise & Rehabilitation)

From Hansen Chiropractic:
Deanna Hansen | Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science; Bachelor of Science in Chiropractic/ Bachelor of Chiropractic

From Wheatbelt GP Network:
Laura Nairn | Master of Nutrition and Dietetics; Bachelor of Health Science in Public Health and Nutrition

Amanda Harding | Graduate Diploma in Dietetics; Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education; Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition

The event will also touch on other disciplines such as computer science. The event has been made possible by Wheatbelt Science Hub (through Inspiring Australia), the Shire of Northam, Wheatbelt GP Network, Hansen Chiropractic, CorpFit and Woolworths Northam.

It will be open Friday August 5 2016 from 4-8pm, at the Avon River Festival.