200 year 12 students have arrived in Canberra to participate in Session A of the National Youth Science Forum 2015.
First there were a few, mainly local area students, who took the time to have a chat and get to know each other. Then, the buses arrived and students began to pour forth onto the grass in front of ANU's Burgmann College.
Monday and Tuesday will involve a series of ice-breaker activities, as the students get to know their way around the university, and get to know each other. Lab visits start in earnest later in the week.
Students will listen to interesting and exciting speakers, take part in great debates, and go on site and lab visits that can show them science in action in ways they may not have understood before. They will learn about science collaboration, communication and knowledge interchange. And they will start to build professional networks that will last well into the future, and make some great new friendships.