Feral or in peril?
Communities report sightings of invasive marine pests and specific native marine species
Poo Power! is a pioneering Melbourne project that made an impact after its launch in June 2012 when it received support from The Awesome Foundation
Climate Champion program
Helping 34 farmers around Australia communicate with other farmers about the best ways they know how to deal with climate change/variability
Streets, parks, backyards and bushland – nature is all around us. We are calling on you to take notice of what’s happening in your neighbourhood and record what you see.
ClimateWatch was developed by Earthwatch Australia with the Bureau of Meteorology and the University of Melbourne in 2009 to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting Australia’s plants and animals.
Become a regular ClimateWatcher by recording at home, on the move, or on one of over 40 ClimateWatch trails in gardens and parks across Australia.
Record your sightings online, or through the free ClimateWatch smartphone app and help scientists shape Australia’s response to climate change.
A bioblitz a fun event that comprises a group of scientists, naturalists, “citizen scientists” and other members of the public working together to discover, identify and record as many kinds of plants, animals, algae and fungi within our chosen area.
The Panboola event will build on Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness’s successful coastal Bioblitz held at Bermagui in March 2012 that attracted 300 people including school groups, scientists, technicians and scores of ‘citizen scientists.’
View the sky through telescopes. Hear talks. See astronomy displays. Kids fun activities.
7:30pm Talk: Measuring the Universe - the Story of Hipparcos and Gaia. Dr. Helen Johnston from the University of Sydney will discuss Hipparcos and Gaia's space missions to measure distance to stars.
Hands on Science activities at schools K-12 and with community groups. Professional Development Courses for teachers
The Science and Engineering Challenge is a national competition for year 9-10 high school students. It is held in regional venues right around Australia. Eight schools per day compete in eight fun activities that are based on the principles of science and engineering. Winners of regional events have the chance to compete at state and national levels.
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The Marine Biodiversity Hub's exhibition of images celebrated the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010. It has now become a travelling exhibition at venues around Australia. There are 19 images in the exhibition and they include coral reefs, giant kelp forests, handfish, maps of the seafloor, new sharks and stingrays.
Design, development and delivery of short animations to describe science topics for both student and public audiences
A series of events around emerging technologies featuring a panel, Q&A and audience discussion in an informal bar environment. Topics so far have included "On Human Transformation" and "Your Accessible Genome"
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! is an award-winning science enrichment and engagement activity that has been running in the UK for four years and in Australia for two. It’s an Australian Idol-style competition for scientists, where students are the judges. Students ask the scientists questions through forums and live chats and the scientists answer. Then students vote until the scientists are evicted one by one until there is a winner who receives $1,000 to spend on public outreach. The program provides materials for teachers and scientists and the website is open for the public to view.