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 art of science

Written by Wednesday, 08 July 2015

Putting the spotlight on creativity in science, WA scientist Gary Cass illustrated how easy it is to create artistic works using saturated salt solutions. 

High school students from across the Goldfields region discovered a range of science and mining related careers on 12 June 2015 at the annual Girls & Guys Exploring Mining Forum (GGEM) in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Roebuck Bay to make a big splash

Written by Monday, 22 June 2015

Three filmmaking workshops have been held in Broome, to help budding filmmakers develop the technical and creative skills required to produce a short film for the inaugural MUD AND SALTwater SHORT FILM FEST in September this year.  

For the past twenty years Chris Hassell has been studying the migratory shorebirds of Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach, with the aim of unravelling their unique biology. 

Science rocks the Great Southern

Written by Tuesday, 09 June 2015


Albany’s pretty harbours and hills formed the backdrop for numerous events in the 2015 Scitech Science Awareness Festival, May 7-9 in the Great Southern region.

Great Southern science gets creative

Written by Thursday, 04 June 2015

From May 7th to 9th, the Albany region hosted the 2015 Scitech Science Awareness Festival, which included a Festival Expo Night with over 300 attendees.

When you imagine an atmosphere so thick it could crush you, a blood red sky devoid of oxygen and a year of over 1000 days, your first thought is unlikely to be Kalgoorlie. However, this is indeed what the Kalgoorlie region was like during the Archaean period. 

TEACHERS from across the Goldfields dusted off their science knowledge for a professional development day organized by Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance (GEMIA) earlier this month.

The Roebuck Bay Working Group is holding Broome’s first short film festival this year on September 3 at Sun Pictures, as part of the Shinju Matsuri Festival and National Science Week. 

The renewed $1.5 million Inspiring Australia initiative to engage Western Australians in science was celebrated at Scitech last week with a visit from the Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon. Karen Andrews MP.

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