Plans to have Canowindra Grossi swimming in the Belubula

Age of Fishes manager, Warren Keedle said the pairing is an exciting one for the centre.
Age of Fishes manager, Warren Keedle said the pairing is an exciting one for the centre.

The Age of Fishes Museum and the Corridor Project are partnering together to run a program of science based workshops involving professionals from the scientific and creative arts industries.

The Cowra/Cabonne Science hub project involves workshops designed for the general community, and for primary and secondary students in Cowra and Cabonne Shires.

Renowned palaeontologist Dr Alex Ritchie and visual artist Craig Walsh have been invited to run workshops during the launch period focused on the themes of palaeontology, 3D modelling and projections using the Canowindra Grossi fish fossils as a theme.

The overall aim of the project is to develop an annual, sustainable Science Hub for the community and schools to actively participate in a greater understanding of the Sciences and how they are applied regionally.

Age of Fishes manager, Warren Keedle said the pairing is an exciting one for the centre.

"The collaboration between the arts and the sciences is really big- it's important to bring them together," he said.

"It's another step along the way that's part of the long term vision which is to turn it an entire aquarium.

"That plan could take another two or three years though."

With National Science Week running from August 15 to 23, Mr Keedle said they've got another special event planned.

"Our plan is to make the Canowindra grossi swim in the Belubula River- stay tuned for that one," he said.

The initiative will be officially launched at the Age of Fishes Museum in August and key stakeholders include Cowra and Cabonne Shire Councils, local businesses, clubs and community groups, schools, scientists, artists and community volunteers.

The 2015 project launch is designed to create on-going interest in scientific issues and has already received $5,000 from Cowra Shire Council, to help cover the costs of key artist fees and catering for the three day event.

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