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.

Science paparazzi track birds to the Arctic

Written by Wednesday, 30 September 2015

FOR the past twenty years Chris Hassell has been unravelling the unique biology of migratory shorebirds in Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach. 

Rebecca Allen’s passion for astronomy brought her to the remote region of the Pilbara to share her love of the stars.

Lights, camera, fish action

Written by Monday, 28 September 2015

The Great Southern region’s underwater video technology and powerful citizen science projects were on display this National Science Week.

Creativity was the key to success for a group of Karratha students in the annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics competition.

BALLOONING fever hit Western Australia’s Avon Valley, as Northam hosted the National Hot Air Ballooning Championships.

WITH draft plans released in June this year for a proposed marine park and newly created terrestrial parks around Broome, it is timely to learn the story behind the ground-breaking planning process undertaken.

Dragon’s Tail creator lands in Perth

Written by Tuesday, 08 September 2015

“CAN a nuclear bomb be used to take a spaceship to Mars?”

MORE than 7000 people attended the third-annual Goldfields KidsFest in Kalgoorlie-Boulder on 4-5 July.

Geared up for science

Written by Monday, 24 August 2015

More than 30 Albany residents gathered in early August to learn about the science of cycling with local enthusiast Stuart Passmore for the latest Science in our Community event from the Great Southern Science Council.

Karratha residents donned their thinking caps to tackle some science-inspired questions at the recent SciSpy Family Quiz night held at Lotteries house in Karratha. 

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