Science in your community - an Inspiring Australia initiative

Science in your community - an Inspiring Australia initiative

Every year Scitech and ScienceNetwork WA promote a huge range of community science events.

Included in these are the more then 80 regional community science engagement events we'll support this year, involving 14,000 people from across Broome, Karratha, Geraldton, Bunbury, Albany, Esperance and Kalgoorlie.

These activities are organised by local science groups and enthusiasts and supported as part of Inspiring Australia, a national strategy for engagement with the sciences.

Submit your science event

If you spot a WA science event we should know about, or if you're organising a community science event you'd like us to promote, please submit your science event here.

 

Regional event reports

Read the latest from successful community science events held across Western Australia.

The South West Science Council (SWSC) has been off to a great start in its first year of operation. From National Science Week last year, the SWSC has participated and added value to 6 events in 2015 and has organised five events so far in 2016.

The South West Science Council (SWSC) has been off to a great start in its first year of operation. From National Science Week last year, the SWSC has participated and added value to 6 events in 2015 and has organised five events so far in 2016.

Meeting for Minds joined forces with Spacecubed on the 20th and 21st May to bring Australia its first mental health hackathon, tackling a wide variety of social and logistical issues relating to mental health.

Hats off to sea turtles

Written by Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Did you know, sea turtles have evolved special ‘homing’ abilities, which will see them return to precisely the same beach where they hatched after 30 to 50 years?

South west rocks science

Written by Thursday, 23 June 2016

MORE than 165 regional Year 10 students explored science pathways, projects and possibilities when the Great Southern Science Council’s Science Rocks Career Expo hit the Albany Marina Boatshed in May.

Local stargazers reach new heights

Written by Tuesday, 21 June 2016

THE Kalgoorlie mini Astrofest held at North Kalgoorlie Primary School on 11 May 2016 was an astronomical success, with a clear night sky on show for the 150 participants who turned out to stargaze.

Forensic Talks a Hit with Youth

Written by Friday, 17 June 2016

Hadyn Green who worked with the WA Police for over 39 years, including his role as the head of the forensic department with the WA Police, went into St Luke’s College in Karratha to chat to over 250 year 7-10 students about the roles of a forensic scientist and some of the cases he worked on.

Slogo Slays to Inspire

Written by Friday, 17 June 2016

COMMUNITY members were asked to help local community group ‘Karratha Science Engagement Network (KSEN)’ to design their new slogan and logo.

SciSpy for Science

Written by Friday, 10 June 2016

Yearly event inspiring science in young minds draws a crowd. 

Mock Crime Scene Delights

Written by Friday, 10 June 2016

Local community members were encouraged to become the detective as they solved an interactive mock crime scene with lead forensic investigator Hadyn Green.

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