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.

Written by Craig Sinclair,Research Fellow at The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia

Around the world, research shows that strong community input into health services leads to better patient outcomes, and a fairer allocation of resources to the most important programs. This is particularly important in rural areas.

Celebrating Youthfest 2015

Written by Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A strong crowd turned out for the annual City of Kalgoorlie Boulder YouthFest in Centennial Park on 28 March 2015.

On February 15th, junior members of the Albany Surf-Lifesaving Club were given the opportunity to explore their local beach in an entirely different way. 

Communicate to Inspire 2015

Written by Monday, 23 March 2015

On the 12th of March more than 80 science communicators from across Western Australia gathered in the Scitech Lotterywest Theatre to network, sharpen their communication skills and hear from some of Australia’s most influential speakers.

Secret science adventure in Esperance

Written by Monday, 16 March 2015

Written by Kylie Bishop, participant at Esperance Sustainability and Environment Exploration Group

Armed with their cameras and instructions from renowned local photographer Dan Paris on what makes a memorable image, a group of 12 teenagers recently headed off to secret locations around Esperance in search of elusive shots.

Myth busting the perfect steak

Written by Friday, 27 February 2015

A group of Karratha locals got to see first-hand how the science of cooking exposes some common food myths that even famous chefs get wrong.

The Perth community came out in force to experience the fourth Magnolia’s Late Night Live of the 2015 Fringe World Festival. Despite being 11pm on a Tuesday night, more than 80 people surged through the Fringe World Pleasure Garden on February 17, for Perth’s own late night talk show with a science twist. 

GEMIA masters Australia Day celebrations

Written by Monday, 16 February 2015

Written by Holly Phillips Manager Eastern Region, The Chamber of Minerals & Energy Western Australia and GEMIA Committee Member

More than 2000 people attended Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s 2015 Australia Day Celebrations on January 26. The Centennial Park event offered up a big Aussie breakfast, a citizenship ceremony, awards presentations and loads of entertainment – there was a little bit of Australia for everyone!

Salty Summers at Picnic Cove

Written by Wednesday, 28 January 2015

On a crystal clear Esperance morning, Picnic Cove was filled with children scurrying about the beach filling buckets with treasures from the ocean. 

Award-winning science at the Esperance Show

Written by Monday, 26 January 2015

Written by Raana Scott, Coordinator at Esperance Science Group

The 2014 Esperance Show was quieter this year with heavy rain and strong winds keeping many would-be show-goers in the warm and dry confines of their homes.

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