April 22, 2013

$40,000 for science outreach projects in regional NSW - applications close 31 May 2013

There is $40,000 available for community groups in regional NSW to support science activities and events during National Science Week in August.

From citizen science projects to supermarket science shows, the funding is intended to support community partnerships which motivate and inspire locals to get involved with science and science-related issues.

Local scientists are encouraged to partner with arts and community organisations, local clubs and societies, business associations and local government. The aim is to create a network of enduring local partnerships throughout NSW which will deliver inspirational science initiatives throughout NSW during National Science Week and beyond.

Some of the successful community science initiatives already underway include:
  • Radical Wine, a town hall event that explored the science of wine making
  • Consumer Science, featuring experiments presented in local shopping malls by scientists from the University of New England
  • The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness project, which brings volunteers together with professional scientists to document the biodiversity of the southern NSW coast
  • The Border Stargaze, an annual astronomy festival in Albury, with debates, interactive science activities and night-time sky tours
NSW Trade & Investment has joined forces with the Australian Government's Inspiring Australia initiative and the University of Sydney to provide the 2013 NSW Regional Science Grants.

Read more about the grants at: http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/inspiring/index.shtml

Isabelle Kingsley
Science Education Officer
Education Programs
T 92170381

Above email from: 
Rebecca Pinchin
Regional Services Coordinator,
Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 Australia
T +61 2 92170220
W http://www.powerhousemuseum.com

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