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.

Microblitz, medicine and the museum

Written by Friday, 26 December 2014

The final set of National Science Week events at the Albany Library were the Albany Museum’s “Who Dunnart”, Professor Andy Whitely’s Citizen Science project Microblitz, and medical researcher Dr Craig Sinclair’s information on Advance care planning.

The perks of being a wildflower

Written by Monday, 22 December 2014

Environmental science was well represented in Albany for the 2014 National Science Week celebrations, with three stalls that showcased farming practises, weed projects and local wildlife conservation.

Albany dives into marine science

Written by Friday, 19 December 2014

The Great Southern Science Council engaged the public in three remarkable marine science presentations during National Science Week 2014.

Sci-spy Competition for Karratha

Written by Friday, 19 December 2014

The prospect of winning of an iPad mini was enough to get Pilbara youth online and motivated to tackle a range of science-themed questions with a local twist. 


Gary Cass gets creative with science!

Written by Monday, 15 December 2014

Creative scientist Gary Cass, has recently finished his 2014 regional tour of Western Australian towns spreading the word; science can be creative.

Karratha locals shoot for the stars

Written by Friday, 12 December 2014

The Pilbara night sky took on new meaning for a group of 100 Karratha locals at the Community Astronomy Evening held at St Luke’s College. 

Inspiring careers in science

Written by Friday, 12 December 2014

An inspiring line up of guest speakers got a group of Year 9 Karratha students fired up about the potential of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Culinary Science in Karratha

Written by Monday, 08 December 2014

Written by Rebecca Fitzgerald

More than 270 Karratha locals were surprised to see science at work in the kitchen and not a laboratory, during culinary science workshops held as part of National Science Week.

Science at the Career Central Expo

Written by Friday, 05 December 2014

Written by Rebecca Fitzgerald

Numerous career opportunities available through science pathways were showcased in at this year’s Career Central Expo held in Karratha.

CPR for South Coast plants

Written by Monday, 24 November 2014

Written by Kath Gray, Project Officer at the Great Southern Science Council

Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) Flora Conservation Officer Sarah Barrett and FloraTechnical Officer Dylan Lehmann set up a display at this year’s Albany Wildflower Exhibition to explain some of the methods being used to protect threatened flora species in the South Coast region.