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Plan(et) B

  • State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Northbridge Australia (map)

Facilitators: Mat Scott & Bradley Schwehr

Earth is in state of decline and may soon be no longer liveable. In this workshop you will use data science and visualisation to explore NASA data to identify the ideal planet to relocate the human species. Our survival is in your hands.

Moonboorli (Beyond) takes place on Whadjuk Country, the ancestral lands of the Noongar nation. Propel Youth Arts WA acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.


When: Saturday 10 August, 12 - 2pm
Where: Midwest Room (Mezzanine Level), State Library of WA

This workshop is recommended for ages 16 - 26

About the facilitators

Mat Scott is pursuing a change in direction to become a maths teacher, after a successful career in IT project management and operations within the finance and energy sectors. He has also worked in the not-for-profit sector, helping people develop the skills to enable them to gain employment. Having seen the transformative effect that data science and analytics has had in the workplace, Mat is keen to encourage young people to look at this field as a potential place to pursue a career.

Bradley Schwehr is a big fan of maths, chemistry and physics and has recently started a PhD in Chemistry at Curtin University. His research is on synthesising new chemicals that glow when light is shined on them and that can be used to assist with taking images of cells. He is a member of STEM Outreach team at Curtin University and is involved in programs that engage schools and the general public with STEM, and research at Curtin.

About Moonboorli (Beyond)

Presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, Moonboorli (Beyond) is a new youth-focused program of free events celebrating science through culture, ideas, knowledge and storytelling, taking place at the State Library of WA on Saturday 10 August.

Get involved and experience science in creative and unexpected ways through a day-long program of presentations, workshops, performances, installations, activities, and showcases of the latest scientific developments. This is your chance to meet people who can change the world and learn how you can make an impact of your own.

We respectfully acknowledge the contributions of Dr Noel Nannup, Madjital Moorna, and Koondarm, to the development of the name and theme for this event. We are grateful for the knowledge we have gained by consulting with these groups and Elders.

Moonboorli (Beyond) is a National Science Week WA Co-ordinating Committee initiative and is supported by the Australian Government through Inspiring Australia as part of National Science Week.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, and an opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society. National Science Week 2019 will run from 10-18 August. Find out more at

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