For more information about Inspiring Australia activities and achievements in Tasmania, please contact:

Sarah Bayne
Phone: 03 6226 2716
Email: Sarah.Bayne@utas.edu.au



    Where’s wallaby? 45,000 citizen scientists help researchers save our species
    30 August 2016

    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 in all corners of the Apple Isle
    30 August 2016

    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

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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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    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....

    Marine watch – log what you see
    11 January 2014

    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....

    Tarkine back what’s mine
    5 January 2014

    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....

    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....

    Selling science in our smallest state
    17 December 2013

    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....

    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....

    Redmap: fishes-out-of-water tell climate change stories
    2 September 2013

    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....