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desertSMART EcoFair

Alice Springs Darwin Katherine Ulu r u Kings Canyon

Give a cheer for the innovative steps Alice Springs has taken towards sustainability, and exchange ideas and learn more about sustainable living.

desertSMART EcoFair is in its tenth year and is organised by the Arid Lands Environment Centre, as part of National Science Week.

desertSMART EcoFair aims to educate, inspire and activate the community around science and sustainability issues, and features high profile speakers, engaging panels and workshops, films and the popular Sunday Sustainable Living Festival & EcoMarkets.

In 2018 special guests include Professor Lesley Hughes (Climate Council), Claire O’Rourke (Solar Citizens) and desertSMART EcoFair ambassador Costa Georgiadis (Gardening Australia).

Thursday 9th August
9am-2pm Eco-Science Schools Day @ Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Friday 10th August
9am-2pm Eco-Science Schools Day @ Olive Pink Botanic Garden
4pm-6pm ABC 783 Outside Broadcast @ Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Saturday 11th August
Garden to Plate focuses on science, gardening, food, and nutrition @ Alice Springs Community Garden

Sunday 12th August
Keynote Presentation: Amanda McKenzie & Women Changing the World Panel @ Alice Springs Cinema

  • Information

    Event date

    9 – 12 August 2018

    Event type

    • Classes Lessons Workshops and Talks
    • Community Event
    • Festivals and Celebrations
    • Markets

    Entry cost

    Adult tickets from $5 to $65
    The Alice Bicycle Film Festival and Sustainable Living Festival are $5, Nurturing Gardens with Costa is $20, and Science Under the Stars is $65.


    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Family Friendly
    • Kiosk
    • Public Toilet


    Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss. Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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