Category Archives: Case studies

Communicating to inspire in WA

How do you inspire and support the many science communicators spread across a 2.6 million kilometre-square state? Bring them together with experts, trainers, leaders and mentors for a professional development and capacity building conference in Perth, organised by Inspiring Australia. In March 2015, 80 science communicators from across Western Australia descended on Scitech to network, learn

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dLab National Program

Young people are telling stories about themselves and their environment at science and art workshops in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. They’re part of the dLab National Program, started by dLux Media Arts as a way to help regional youth contribute to their communities and shape their own future. Using everything from digital

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ScienceAlert

It started in 2005 as a humble website, but the Canberra-based ScienceAlert is now a social media superstar, with over 6 million fans on Facebook. Every day, ScienceAlert posts news stories, feature articles, videos, images and comment to spread the work of Australian universities and research agencies. Its fans then share the stories further, increasing the

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Poo Power!

From Richmond to Northcote, the pet dogs of inner northern Melbourne make about 750 tonnes of dog poo every year – and about 150 tonnes of poo ends up in the city’s parks. A project in Melbourne’s City of Yarra is turning that poo into power for park lights and barbecues, instead of leaving it

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SCOM BOMB

A science communication voice for the downtrodden, for the juvenile and for the irreverent is lacking no more. SCOM BOMB, presented by the good Doctors Rod Lamberts and Will Grant, drops bombs on the communication of science and the science of communication. Originally a weekly Google hangout hosted on the science communication community website No

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Locating Science

The Australian environment is the most common recurring character in our books, movies and plays. Now a project called Locating Science is mapping the ways in which stories shape our understanding of the landscape and its ecosystems. Associate Professor Jane Stadler and her team from the University of Queensland have created an online map of

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Science Sector Group

A new collaboration is harvesting the passion of leading non-government science organisations, providing a united voice on key scientific issues facing Australia. The Science Sector Group – whose members include the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC), Science & Technology Australia (STA) and RiAus –  formed in June 2013 to choreograph

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Field Guide apps to Australian Fauna

Field guides of Australian fauna are accessible via Apple and Android smart phone applications, telling you all about Australian mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fishes and marine and freshwater invertebrates. The apps include everything you need to identify animals in the wild—pictures and maps but also sounds, like bird calls. And because the content is downloaded and

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