From Queensland Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett AO
Protecting the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, discovering cures for chronic disease, ensuring food and water security for a growing population, protecting Australia’s unique biodiversity, managing the future of our natural resources, understanding the universe…
When it comes to science, Queensland seriously punches above its weight. Our world-class researchers are contributing significantly to international solutions for some of the world’s biggest problems.
In just one month, Queensland will shine a spotlight on and celebrate all things science during National Science Week, held from the 11 – 19 August. Every state and territory will be showcasing their science, and as the home of advances like the world’s first cancer vaccine, Queensland has a wealth of interesting activities and resources to brag about.
This blog, along with the Twitter stream @BigScienceNow, are great ways to keep up with what is happening in Queensland for National Science Week, as well as other science news and fun facts.
From Cairns in the north, to Longreach in the west and south to the Gold Coast, there’s a fun science event near you. Get involved!