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The wonder of science

The wonder of science
04 August 2023

Author Dr Harry Gaffney
Dr Harry James Gaffney Authorised
Author Dr Harry Gaffney

Mount Gambier Library will host Dr Harry Gaffney for the launch of his children’s picture book Tiny Adventures Inside Me: A Journey into Microbiology as part of the City of Mount Gambier’s Science Week program of events.

Dr Harry Gaffney is a local medical doctor and researcher, TEDx speaker, podcaster, pathology advocate and can now add children’s author to his title.

Tiny Adventures Inside of Me will have children embarking on a thrilling adventure as they learn all about their bodies and why staying healthy is so important.

As a healthcare professional, I firmly believe in educating children about their bodies, microbiology and fostering a sense of curiosity and wonder about science and health. Dr Harry Gaffney

The book launch is a family friendly event. It will be interactive and engaging, with Dr Harry Gaffney reading from the book, igniting curiosity amongst children about the human body and inspiring them to explore the world of science through a craft-based activity.

With two dates for the launch, Saturday 12 August at 11:00am aimed at 6 to 10 year olds, and Tuesday 15 August at 10:30am for under 6 year olds, bookings are available by contacting the Mount Gambier Library on 8721 2540.

Tiny Adventures Inside of Me will be available for sale and signing with all proceeds from the book donated to the Children’s Research Foundation and other charities that work toward improving child healthcare and education.

Tiny Adventures Inside of Me - Book Cover

In addition to the book launch, the Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre will host ‘Blender Basics with Kurt Ploengers’ on Sunday 20 August 12:00pm – 2:00pm as part of the Science Week program of events.

Guest artist, Kurt Ploengers (aka Tater Beard), will show participants how to create 3D models using the free software Blender.

In Blender you can create characters for video gaming, 3D printing or just render them as images because they look so cool. Here you can learn the basics then come along for our more advance workshop later in the year. Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre Coordinator Talie Teakle

This session is suitable for youth above 12 years old, with participants required to bring their own laptop with Blender downloaded prior to the session.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Madeleine Brookes on (08) 8721 2577 or