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Where’s wallaby? 45,000 citizen scientists help researchers save our species

Wildlife Spotter is the online citizen science project for National Science Week 2016, undertaken by ABC Science in conjunction with the Australian Museum and six different wildlife research projects. Supported by funding through the Citizen Science package, it’s giving Australian from all walks of life an insight into the research process. Australia is a vast

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Biomedical animator Maja Divjak (Photo: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)

The next generation of biomedical animators

In 2012, VizbiPlus won a $350,000 Inspiring Australia grant to help three biomedical animators learn from the master—award-winning biomedical animator Drew Berry. They’re now applying their skills, telling medical stories, explaining epigenetics and demystifying gene technology. VizbiPlus is a joint project of two top biomedical research institutes—The Garvan in Sydney and Walter and Eliza Hall

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Indigenous Science Experience @ Redfern: from traditional knowledge to 21st Century Minds

The annual Indigenous Science Experience @ Redfern is demonstrating the value of traditional knowledge and contemporary Indigenous science. Now the National Indigenous Science Education Program has attracted the attention of PwC. Several years ago, Yaegl Aboriginal Elders approached Macquarie University scientists to help engage their youth with science and realise their potential. With the help

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Diamonds, swarm intelligence, super-oysters, and seahorse sex: Inspiring Science at the local library

Local Councils have great libraries and links to local communities, but limited connections to scientists. Universities have great scientists, but are concentrated on campuses. Inspiring Australia in NSW is bringing the two together in the Inspiring Science talk series at Ultimo Library. Have you ever wondered how ants, with brains smaller than a grain of

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The Sydney Science Festival story

It takes strong networks, good communication, and clout to bring together Sydney’s six universities, state and local governments, scientific and cultural institutions, and other organisations together under one National Science Week banner. The aim? To bring science to a city of 4.3 million people. For ten days in August 2016, the Sydney Science Festival saw

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Neural Knitworks: award-winning community science engagement

By Jackie Randles Hazelhurst Gallery and Arts Centre was recently awarded best community engagement program at the IMAGinE Awards Museums and Galleries NSW for Neural Knitworks: craft a healthy brain, a community engagement project first developed for National Science Week 2014. Founded by textile artist Pat Pillai, the neuroscience awareness project was developed with the

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Statins and Sydney Harbour: awards for spreading the word

Meet the winners of the Australia Museum Eureka Prizes for Science Communication & Journalism Speaking science underwater – Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Australian Science Research Professor Emma Johnston describes Sydney Harbour as her laboratory. It’s a laboratory that bears the impacts of four million people living nearby, not to mention a century of

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Lights! Camera! Science! FameLab Australia

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

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