16 July 2015
Visitors to the University of the Sunshine Coast’s exciting annual Imaginarium on Sunday 9 August 2015 will be in the running to win a trip to an exotic overseas location.
By registering at the fun family event, which includes USC’s Open Day, one lucky person will receive flights and accommodation for two to one of three countries where the University is currently conducting research.
The winner will be able to choose between travelling to Malaysia, Cambodia or the Pacific island nation of Tonga, up to the value of $10,000.
USC academics and students are working to assist the conservation and rehabilitation of sun bears in East Malaysia (on the island of Borneo) and Cambodia, and studying Tonga’s established Swim With Whales industry to see how new operations in Australian can develop.
The Imaginarium prize winner will be able to inspect one of these great international projects and enjoy their own sight-seeing as well.
There will be plenty of other prizes and fun activities on offer at Imaginarium, which is designed to open the community’s eyes to a world of possibilities.
It will run from 10am to 2pm and feature food and entertainment, fun activities for all ages and the opportunity to find out more about USC’s range of undergraduate and postgraduate study programs.
Among the line-up will be crowd-pleasing crooner Darren Percival and young Coast duo Hoo8Hoo.
Head along to try flying the perfect paper plane, wander through a giant maze, see if you can fit in a giant bubble, try rock climbing on free-standing climbing walls, watch a game of Quidditch or simply explore the Global Village.
— Terry Walsh