Inspiring reactions at Science Circus Africa

Science Circus Africa brought science to life at Kabulonga Girls High Schools in Lusaka, Zambia.

Travel journal: southern Africa

Taking science into remote communities has been at the heart of the Shell Questacon Science Circus for 30 years.

Students from ANU have been part of the Circus, visiting classrooms and schools across rural and remote Australia since 1985.

To expand its message, a Circus alumnus - DR GRAHAM WALKER, BSc '01, GradDipScComm '02, PhD '13 - led a team into southern Africa.

The team brought engaging science shows to 41,000 people in five countries across southern Africa.

The aim of the 11-week Science Circus Africa tour was to take science education to schools, teachers and communities.

They also trained local staff in Mauritius, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi.

The team was struck by the enthusiasm of the locals and Walker sent back postcards of their travels.