Free Children's Event

Don't look, there's a germ on your shoulder!

Mike McRae

Saturday 25 August 2018
1.00PM – 2.00PM
Gandel Atrium
National Museum of Australia

Bring a cushion and settle in to hear from some great children’s authors. Get in early to avoid disappointment.

Do you know what makes a superbug not all that super? Who discovered antibiotics? What the world's deadliest microbe might be? Mike McRae, author of the new book on disease Unwell, delivers an entertaining hour of fun facts on all things sickening in an event for kids that's part game show, part story telling, but 100% fascinating.

Mike McRae  started his science career more than 20 years ago in a hospital medical laboratory. With a passion for education he took to teaching science in London’s east, followed by a year entertaining children across Australia with Questacon’s Science Circus. Mike has been writing science for over a decade, working with the CSIRO, ECOS, ABC Radio National and the Australian Museum to produce educational materials, to inform, and to entertain. Today he writes for the popular online news service Science Alert, and contributes regularly to a variety of science news and education publications. Mike is the author of Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs & Bad Ideas. He lives in Canberra.