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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.