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Do you want your students to discover more about the curious and creative world around them? Join us at our FOBI Schools Day on the Friday 16 August - it is the place to be to get their questions answered.

With 30+ exhibitors, your students will immerse themselves in the wonderful world of science through hands-on activities; explore sustainability initiatives for a better world; and find out how Tasmanians contribute to the advancement of society and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

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Three sessions are available for schools at FoBI Schools Day:

  • 9.15am – 10.45am
  • 11.00am – 12.30pm
  • 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Sessions will be 90-minutes in length, of which the first hour will comprise scheduled activities. Students will participate in three activities, and will then have the opportunity to explore the festival at their own pace. Session will comprise students from Grade 3 through to Year 12.

Schedules for your students will be available early in Term 3, along with traffic management plans for schools arriving/departing via bus.

On arrival

On arrival confirmed schools will be briefed by a festival guide. Please ensure you arrive 20 minutes prior to the commencement of your session to allow time for the briefing and to familiarise yourself with the festival layout. We ask that you bring a printed copy of your schedule and the schools day sitemap for every supervising adult. 

School bags will not be admitted into the venue. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival of Bright Ideas 2024.  





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Festival of Bright Ideas acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/ Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honor the achievements of the palawa people as Tasmania's first scientists and engineers, living and working sustainably on this land.

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