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 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.
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.
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.
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.