South Australia

InspiringSAFor more information about Inspiring Australia activities and achievements in South Australia, please contact:

Dr Sheryn Pitman
Phone: 08 8207 7382



    Payoff from investing in hidden treasure tourism
    30 August 2016

    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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    Teaching the teachers: Limestone Coast STEM education summit
    30 August 2016

    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

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    Inspiring Australia’s 2014: science hubs, pubs, apps and more
    19 December 2014

    Another year is nearly over, but science engagement carries on—and so does Inspiring Australia. Now in its fourth year, the Inspiring Australia strategy unifies state and national efforts in science communication. It’s giving individuals the chance to be part of citizen science initiatives; getting scientists and organisations to think about, and develop, improved ways of

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    Lights! Camera! Science! FameLab Australia
    21 March 2014

    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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    Inspiring Australia into 2014
    5 February 2014

    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....

    Dropping SCOM BOMBs live online
    19 December 2013
    Will Grant and Rod Lamberts, hosts of the SCOM BOMB

    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....

    Leading science peak bodies to form a unified voice
    2 September 2013

    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....

    Join the Desert Fireball Network
    2 September 2013

    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....

    Fossils in the Flinders unearthing tourism potential
    2 September 2013

    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....

    Inspiring SA
    12 June 2012

    Wombat combat, the science of ageing live on stage and more....