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The Terrotarian : Rotary Club of Darwin



The Terrotarian : Rotary Club of Darwin

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Bulletin : Rotary Club of Darwin


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Rotary Club of Darwin

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Darwin (N.T.)


Bulletin no. 40

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"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life," -- Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign "It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it." --Al Gore, Vice President We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?" --Lee Iacocca National Youth Science Forum Year after year Prath Prathapan and his team, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of effectiveness, organises the selection process for participants from the NT to attend the National Youth Science Forum on behalf of the combined Rotary Clubs of Darwin. In fact, the first the vast majority of us in the club become aware that it's that time of the year again is when Prath gives us the names of selected participants to address our club around October each year. Last October one of those who addressed us was Kristin Smith and she certainly impressed a lot of members. Well five months on Kristin has attended the Science Forum in Canberra and submitted a written report to Prath. He suggested that I may want to use some excerpts from Kristin's report for the bulletin, but having read the report I believe it's worthy of inclusion in full. It makes me proud to be a member of a club that can facilitate such a helping hand to young people and incredibly, the monetary cost to the club of being able to do this is a very modest $800 or so per year! How do I even begin to describe the ecstatic whirlwind of a journey that was the NYSF? I can safely say, as promised, I have come away a different person. My twelve days in Canberra were truly unforgettable, I have never had the opportunity before now to spend so much time with a group of people who are as enthusiastic about science as I am. Before the NYSF I knew I loved science but my journey made me understand that it is really where I belong. While every glorious detail of my time there can never be condensed into a single report I will make my best effort to do so. I embarked on my NYSF journey expecting an experience that would help me decide which field of engineering I wished to pursue.

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