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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Young Tassie Scientists give the next generation of scientists and engineers communication skills and an opportunity to hone them, speaking to the media as ambassadors for National Science Week and giving presentations in schools across the state. Young Tassie Scientists, such as zoologist and animal ‘sexpert’ Amy Edwards and barrista scientist Jeremy Just, are busting
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.
The oceans are vast and scientists find it hard to map marine species on their own, so they’ve asked the Australian public to help find everything from the warty prowfish to the skywhale.
Emma Carmichael takes a look at the citizen science behind Redmap.
Art and altruism are key with Art for Action, a fundraiser held to support the Wilderness Society’s campaign against proposed mining in northwest Tasmania’s Tarkine rainforest.
Proposed mines are expected to boost an economy struggling with high unemployment rates, but environmentalists warn of the dangers of short term thinking, claiming sustainable options will provide a longer term solution.
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.
People come to science engagement with a range of backgrounds, but there can’t be many who’ve worked cleaning convict bricks like Sarah Bayne has. Sarah is one of eight state and territory Inspiring Australia Officers who support science communication and engagement projects, help them gain publicity and enable local collaboration.
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.
A marine species mapping project using photographs taken by citizen scientists is generating its own headlines, with each sighting telling a new, rich and interesting story. This Tasmanian-based project was recently launched nationally from Townsville, Queensland.