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.

Albany enjoys "Taste Like Science"

Written by Monday, 17 November 2014

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

UWA Winthrop Professor Garry Lee entertained both children and adults alike with two “Taste Like Science” shows at the WA Museum in Albany on October 9th.

Science and a Sandwich in Esperance

Written by Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Written by Raana Scott, Coordinator at Esperance Science Group 

Last month saw the first of a new series of Lunch and Learn talks in Esperance. These events have been design for people working in, or visiting the Esperance town centre during their lunch hours, who would like to engage in stimulating and locally relevant science concepts.

Written by Raana Scott, Esperance Science Group Coordinator

National Science Week kicked off in Esperance with a re-purposed pinhole camera workshop organised by Sustainability and Environment Esperance (SEE) group.

Science and students mix in Mid West

Written by Thursday, 21 August 2014

Over one hundred students laughed, learned and were inspired by Scitech's Science ShowOff, Dr Graham Walker, other science advocates and guest speakers at the 6th Annual Mid West Youth Science Forum (MWYSF) held in Geraldton on the 18th June.

Creativity talk lights up Albany

Written by Tuesday, 15 July 2014

ALBANY residents were privileged to have the opportunity to hear creative scientist, Gary Cass speak at the Town Hall recently where he covered many aspects of his work.

THE wonders of modern technology were put on display for all to see and experience at the Albany Library recently as the team from Scitech jetted in to the Great Southern.

Palaeontologist and Western Australian Museum Curator Dr Mikael Siversson presented ‘The Wild West Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous’ at the Karratha Library and at St Luke’s College on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th June. 

School Holiday Science Display @ The Library

Written by Thursday, 01 May 2014

Local science was on display at the Karratha Public Library throughout the Christmas holidays.

Armed with smartphones the Broome community came out in force to hear the first Science on the Broome Coast talk for 2014. Despite being a Friday night, more than 70 locals surged through Broome Public Library’s doors on March 7, along with a troop of uniformed scouts. 

Solstice and the Stars

Written by Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Esperance Stonehenge set the scene for a leisurely evening picnic on Saturday night, the eve of the Summer Solstice, with a bit of science, stargazing and music thrown into the mix.

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