Wildflowers at the GDC

Staff at the GDC have noticed the first of the wildflowers appearing already. The beautiful wildflowers, for which the area is well known are already peeping through  and will be joined in December by Christmas Trees and Morrison flowers. These Morrison shrubs flower in a brilliant golden bloom and provides visitors with a spectacular show and the GDC’s driveway is flanked by the Morrisons giving the entry its own sunshine corridor. Slender and firewood banksias are attractive all year round, and lots are appearing daily now, so the GDC is well worth a visit from now on for the wildflower enthusiasts.

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Rocket News at the GDC

The GDC will run the exciting water rocket program again this July schools holiday. In anticipation, we provide the following information about water rockets

A model rocket is subjected to four forces in flight; weight, thrust, and the aerodynamic forces, lift and drag. There are many different types of model rockets. One of the first and simplest type of rocket is the bottle, or water rocket. The water rocket system consists of two main parts, the launcher and the rocket. The flight of a water rocket is similar to the flight of a compressed air rocket with one important exception. The mass of the bottle rocket varies during the flight because of the exhausting water plume.

This information and lots more can be found at.

http://exploration.grc.nasa.gov/education/rocket/rktbot.html

April School Holiday Activities

April School Holiday Activities

Tuesday 7th April 2015 – Friday 17th April 2015

Monday to Friday only

(please note we are closed on Good Friday and there will be no program on Easter Monday, although the GDC will be open)

11.00 am – 3.00 pm

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Anzac day long weekend opening hours

We are open every day during the ANZAC Day Long Weekend!

10am to 4pm

Saturday, 25th April, 2015

Sunday, 26th April, 2015

Monday, 27th April, 2015

Our tour guide will be on site all weekend and will be giving regular guided tours over the 3 days.

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