Tasmanian Seed Grant Recipients 2018

Each year, the Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee and Inspiring Australia award seed grants to Tasmanians wishing to hold a public event during National Science Week. We are pleased to announce that ten events are being supported this year to bring science to people in all corners of the state. Dates and times will be announced in the coming weeks.

Open Day at Inala and Waterbug Blitz

Inala Foundation

The Jurassic Gardens on Bruny Island will have an Open Day with activities including creating artwork based on natural processes. Inala will also host a Waterbug Blitz citizen science activity.

Bright Ideas Pitch Night

The Van Diemen Project

Marrying science and technology with start-ups, the Bright Ideas Pitch Night will invite those with related business ideas to pitch their projects.

Cool Science: Engines

Bridgewater LINC

There’s nothing like a cool vintage car right? Have you ever wondered how their engines work? Families will investigate vintage cars and have a go at building components of electromagnetic motors.

Health Box Stories

University of Tasmania Research

Tasmanians will have the opportunity to share their health stories in a phone box style booth. The data will be used in a research project but the stories will feature in a documentary podcast series. Users will have the option of sharing their stories only with researchers or publicly.

Observing our Oceans: High Tech Solutions for a Hostile Environment

Australian Meteorological And Oceanographic Society (AMOS)

Two public events will be held, one in Hobart (Tuesday, 14th August) and one in Launceston (Wednesday, 15th August) during National Science Week. Three experts from diverse backgrounds will each present for 15-20 minutes on the topic of how we measure the ocean, the technologies used, and what those measurements are revealing.

Science Comedy Tour

Ta Daa! Professional Entertainment (Jokers Comedy Club)

Comedians will tour the state with a science-themed comedy show unlike any other. Get ready for a fantastic night out!

Kitchen Science – Amazing Chocolate Creations

Latrobe Council

Part of the Chocolate Winterfest, this event will focus on science in everyday living, specifically the science of food reactions and of course, chocolate!

Sustainability talks and activities

Woodbridge High School

Plastic, not so fantastic! We all know that plastic is taking a toll on the environment and cluttering up our communities. But what can we do to help? Join expert speakers, take part in a waste survey, and even make your own beeswax wraps. See what other measures the school is taking to reduce plastic, and how this impacts the local community.

The ‘STEM’ of Wildlife Conservation

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong will host an exhibition of art related to threatened species. The artworks will consider the underpinning science in conservation strategies, and will involve the community in the importance of protecting Tasmanian native wildlife.

The Greatest Climate Show on Earth

Lotron Enterprises

This show will demonstrate five amazingly simple, yet powerful experiments that will show before the audience’s very own eyes, how greenhouse gases currently being released into the atmosphere by humans are changing our climate in numerous ways.

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