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'Can we save our precious reefs in time?' panel event (photo courtesy of World Science Festival Brisbane)

Keys to a good panel event – insights from 2016 World Science Festival Brisbane

From Tanya Ha, Science in Public In March 2016, an estimated 120,000 people descended upon free and ticketed events and street science shows in Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct—all for the fun, fascination and food-for-thought offered by science. The inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane, presented by Queensland Museum, boasted a line-up of over 120 speakers from nine countries, including

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Where's wallaby?

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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The Science Nation

The Science Nation mixes scientists, comedy and live panel events

Seed funding from Inspiring Australia gave science communicator Andrew Stephenson his big break in producing live comedy-style panel events and developing a viable business. Andrew Stephenson is the guy who put comedian Charlie Pickering, radio host and rocker Red Symons, Victoria’s Lead Scientist Leonie Walsh and Prime Minister’s Prize for Science winning statistician Terry Speed

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Photo courtesy of Inspiring Australia Queensland

Supercharging citizen science

Involving people from all walks of life in scientific studies through citizen science has enormous potential to demystify science and contribute to research. But first, we need to share ideas and best practice, build confidence within the scientific community and bring in the government agencies that might benefit. An international Citizen Science Forum held in

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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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