Technology can help save the Earth

PROJECTS: Discovery Centre Bendigo staff members Alissa Van Soest and Diantha Vess are keen to show how technology can help the world. Picture: NONI HYETT

PROJECTS: Discovery Centre Bendigo staff members Alissa Van Soest and Diantha Vess are keen to show how technology can help the world. Picture: NONI HYETT

Discovery Centre Bendigo is sowing both real-life and virtual seeds on Saturday.

As part of World Earth Day, the science centre is hosting two activities to demonstrate the skills the community needs to develop a sustainable future.

Coder Dojo sees children aged between 7 and 17 challenged to learn and use high technology to solve real life issues.

More than 50 young minds took part last year and more are expected this year as children and their families learn more about the potential of computing to help solve the world’s challenges.

At the same time, Discovery will run a demonstration of a technology which can have an immediate impact on Bendigo’s food chain.

With help from the Bendigo Regional Food Alliance, Discovery is growing fresh vegetables and herbs in wicking boxes near the centre’s entrance.

The project aims to encourage everyone to grow and eat fresh and healthy food.

Coder Dojo and the Wicking Box project both run from 11am to 1pm on Saturday at Discovery.

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