Dr Karl Kruszelincki

This is a private event specifically for the students of the Byron Shire. 

With the Covid-19 restrictions the School  Program will be delivered exclusively to the students of Byron Public and Byron High, without the opportunity for other schools to visit. For this reason Dr Karl will do an extra at the Byron Comedy Fest on Saturday 15th May at 2pm.


Primary Public School - Friday 10am -11am 

Science Broadcaster and author, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will reveal how he got caught in a blizzard (and survived), and did you know that in a blizzard you can still have a blue sky? And … how do you go to the toilet in Antarctica? You’ll also get the chance to ask all your burning science questions be they chemical, physical, technological, astrophysical or astronomical! This event is recommended for school students 3 to 6.

Byron High School -  Friday 1pm -2.30pm 

Startling Careers in Science 

Science is probably the best possible ‘mental toolbox’ that you can have, enabling you to change your career many times if desired. 

Karl’s fun, inspirational talk will cover five main areas in future careers in science, how this will affect students and become important in their future working lives. 

1.Computer and information technology and how computers will be as smart as we are. 

2. Genetic engineering and how today’s students will ‘live forever’. 

3. Engineering. How we will try to invent things never invented before. 

4. Basic physics. If we get rid of mass, we can travel to the stars at the speed of light. 

5. The environment and what we can do to fix it.

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A master of all trades, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is a qualified scientist, doctor and engineer whose fun-loving personality led him to become a well-known author and science communicator.


In November 2019, The United Nations awarded Dr Karl the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science at the World Science Forum in Budapest, Hungary.


Following in the footsteps of David Suzuki, Arthur C. Clarke and David Attenborough, the Prize is global recognition of Dr Karl’s gift for communication and his “outstanding efforts in translating scientific research into educational and entertaining stories ... through a variety of media for generations to come.”


Dr Karl is the first Australian to win the Prize.