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.

Values on the Kimberley Coast

Written by Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Surrounded by a striking display of indigenous artworks from the Kimberley, four social scientists from Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia presented their research findings on April 4th, to an enthusiastic Broome audience.

Explore the Goldfields 2016

Written by Thursday, 14 April 2016

Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance (GEMIA) welcomed new residents and students to Kalgoorlie-Boulder at the Explore the Goldfields Community Expo, described by Wendy Duncan MLA as “a brilliant concept that not only welcomes new people to town but refreshes local knowledge about what is available to see, serve and do in our great community”.

TWO experts unravelled the science behind making the high quality wines that southern Western Australia hold dear, in “The Science of Grapes and Wine” event, hosted by the Great Southern Science Council and South Coast NRM.

Communicate to inspire: A how to guide

Written by Thursday, 07 April 2016

Hordes of science communicators from across Western Australia descended upon Technology Park on the 23rd of March to hone their communications arsenal, and engage with some of Australia’s most influential speakers such as former WA Premier Carmen Lawrence, and CEO of Science & Technology Australia Catriona Jackson.

Farming Futures Forum turns up the heat

Written by Thursday, 07 April 2016

Coorow was a hotbed of innovation and climate science at the Productive Farming Futures Forum.

Australia has tens of thousands of wetlands that provide vital ecosystem services. They are the main suppliers of fresh water for human use, provide water, habitat and refuge to thousands of animal and plant species and provide communities with recreation and tourism.

THE Living with a Changing Climate conference in Albany offered the latest research on the impacts of a changing climate on biodiversity, agriculture, water resources and socio-economic values in the South Coast Region.

Summer in Bremer Bay is a mix of sand, sun, surf and shorelines for locals and holiday-makers.

There was excitement in the air as the Scitech bus arrived in Northam for the January school holidays.

TORRENTIAL rain wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of enthusiastic revellers as the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder held its annual Big Aussie Breakfast at Centennial Park on 26 January 2016.

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