A report reviewing the Unlocking Australia’s Potential program has been published. The report, Unlocking Inspiration, measures the success of the program in engaging more Australians in science, in establishing a suite of ongoing sustainable projects for Australia as well as highlights in areas such as citizen science, youth, indigenous engagement and commercial partnerships. The Unlocking Australia’s
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Scientists are using the cameras of the Desert Fireball Network to capture photos of meteors and then triangulate where they land. By doing so they can find out what the meteorites are made of and where they came from in the Solar System—all so that they can learn more about how the Earth and other
Lights! Camera! Science! Passionate Aussie scientists are in the spotlight talking science. No jargon, no lab coats – props, music and poetry optional. But they’ve only got 3 minutes. Join us in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide for the State Heats of FameLab Australia – a competition that gives early-career researchers the chance to talk about their science
Many great things have come out of the Inspiring Australia program, but the real achievement has been to establish a model for coordinating science engagement, with the challenge now for scientists and communicators to keep working together to make the most of this opportunity.
Young people are telling stories about themselves and their environment at science and art workshops in the New South Wales towns of Wilcannia and Wagga Wagga. 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.
It started in 2005 as a humble website, but the Canberra-based ScienceAlert is now a social media superstar, having reached the milestone of 5 million fans on Facebook.
A science communication voice for the downtrodden, for the juvenile and for the irreverent is lacking no more. SCOM BOMB, a weekly Google Hangout presented by the good Doctors Rod Lamberts and Will Grant, drops bombs on the communication of science and the science of communication.
Tanya Ha reports on preaching beyond the converted at the desertSMART EcoFair in Alice Springs.
The Australian environment is the most common recurring character in our books, movies and plays. Now a project called Locating Science is using an online map of story locations as a starting point for digging into the relationship between ecological science and narratives.