Wheatbelt Science Hub officially commenced development of the Wheatbelt Science Trail today by inviting the community to nominate sites.

The Trail will combine information on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) related sites across the region and put them into one user-friendly location. The project is expected to contribute to education, tourism and innovation in the region.

“We would like to know what you value, so we’re asking people to take a moment to think about what’s in their local area” explained Cec McConnell from Wheatbelt Science Hub. “For example, is there an amazing rock formation that you would like to know more about, or perhaps a discovery centre, a museum, or a feat of engineering? We are looking for sites that we can put into our trail to showcase STEM and our amazing region.  If everyone has their say, we can create a fantastic trail for our community and beyond to enjoy.”

You can nominate more than one site and nominations are eligible to enter the draw for $450 in prizes, including a $200 voucher from Wheatbelt Business Network. To nominate simply complete a quick online form at www.wheatbeltscience.org.au/trail or request a postcard from your local Community Resource Centre. Nominations close on 6th March 2017.

A workshop will also be held on 22nd February for science organisations, local government and tourism providers who would like to learn more about the project.

This Project has been made possible through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Community Chest Fund, Inspiring Australia, and a range of volunteers.