Initiated thanks to a $90,000 Federal Government Inspiring Australia grant, The Hidden National Treasure Project has transformed regional communities in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges. Residents and landowners in the region are now qualified and confident to create value through acting as geological tour guides. There’s an old saying, “Teach a man to fish and you
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There has been a lot of talk about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for a future knowledge-based economy. But the both the classroom and work and life skills needed by today’s students have changed a lot in recent decades. The Limestone Coast Regional Science Hub brought together 750 teachers and
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 new Science Sector Group will harvest the passion of leading non-government science organisations to conduct joint public education campaigns for emerging scientific issues that have the potential to become controversial.
Want some help scanning the skies over outback Australia for shooting stars? Crowdsource it! And while you’re at it, educate the crowd. That’s the bright idea behind Curtin University’s Fireballs in the Sky project. This project will include ordinary people in the research process, improving their scientific literacy and especially their understanding of planetary research.
The ‘Hidden National Treasure’ project is turning Flinders locals into science communicators and working with them to develop tourism ‘experiences’ based on Ediacaran fossils, which have lain hidden like buried treasure for 550 million years under the ancient sea floors of outback Flinders Ranges.
Wombat combat, the science of ageing live on stage and more.