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
Read more about the grants at: http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/inspiring/index.shtml
Science Education Officer
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Regional Services Coordinator,
500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW 2007 Australia
T +61 2 92170220