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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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
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
An idea born overseas, adapted by an Inspiring Australia manager, and proven in Queensland is now offering a formula and tools for sophisticated, grown-up live science events that attract a young adult audience. Jayne Keane had a hypothesis: that Café Scientifique—relaxed science engagement events bringing scientists and the broader public together for talks and discussion
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
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.
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.
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.