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.

Inspiring Australia has joined forces with Film Harvest to give budding filmmakers a head start on their entry for the state-wide Scifilm competition. Winning entries will be showcased in cinemas around the state during National Science Week.

Science was in the mix as Toodyay hosted its inaugural Give It a Go Day on March 20.

The Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance (GEMIA) was thrilled to have the Questacon Smart Skills Team in Kalgoorlie-Boulder from April 4 to 8 to engage the students and community in design thinking, technology, creativity and innovation.

An estimated 14,000 people attended the 4th annual City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Goldfields KidsFest at the Oasis playing fields on April 9 and 10.

Secrets of marine stingers

Written by Thursday, 12 May 2016

Real life stories of life threatening jellyfish stings in Australian waters had the audience wide eyed and perched on the edge of their seats in Broome.

Mid West kids got a taste for the art of digital coding as part of the eight-week CoderDojo pilot program.

The science of sport

Written by Friday, 06 May 2016

TRIATHLETES, botanists, astronomers and medical researchers shared their expertise with hundreds of locals at the Geraldton Science Festival Community Night.

OVER 120 leaders from the Wheatbelt came together in Narrogin recently for the Wheatbelt Conference 2016.

POTENTIAL citizen scientists in the Avon Valley recently attended a workshop in Northam, run by BirdLife Australia and hosted by Wheatbelt NRM.

CHILDREN from Northam shone the light on science this school holidays, with a special workshop on ultraviolet light, run by the Wheatbelt Science Hub (WSH) and the Cancer Council WA.

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