Family Fun at the Broken Hill Science Fair for Curious Minds

The Broken Hill Cobalt Project is pleased to have joined other local organisations in supporting the inaugural Broken Hill Science Fair, which aimed to affirm the natural curiosity that children have about the world around them and encourage them to further explore science and technology.

Held on Sunday, 30th April 2023 at the Gary Radford Pavilion (Broken Hill Racecourse), the sold-out community event showcased a diverse range of scientific concepts. Various shows were scheduled and enthusiastically received by audiences, including:

  • - Nitro Nat’s ‘Crazy Colourful Chemistry Show’
  • - Kris Messenger’s ‘Bugs Show’
  • - Professor Flint’s ‘Dinosaurs Down Under Show’
  • - SciFiBri’s’ ‘Fire Show’

Children were kept busy between shows by participating in hands-on activities provided by The Science Collective and the Maari Ma Toddler’s Corner. Broken Hill High School and Willyama High School volunteers did a superb job helping with various activities on the day. Attendees were treated with a Rotary Club BBQ and the Giovanni & Co coffee van provided refreshments.

Brian Huddy, Director of The Science Collective said: “Support from local organisations was vital to the success of the event. Maari Ma Aboriginal Health, Foundation Broken Hill and AGL were the major sponsors with CBH Resources and Cobalt Blue providing additional support.”

Given the success of this year’s event, planning for the 2024 Broken Hill Science Fair is already underway. For more information about The Science Collective visit

At the Broken Hill Cobalt Project we support endeavours just like this, to encourage participation in education and careers in STEM.