A little goes a long way for Tasmanian event holders during National Science Week
Following the announcement of the Australian Government funding for National Science Week events, the Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee have announced their seed grant winners with thanks to funding from Inspiring Australia. Sixteen events and activities received up to $500 each to support a community event this August.
Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) Manager Sarah Bayne moderated the seed grant decision making panel comprised of members of the Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee.
“The Tasmanian Science Week Committee had a tough job this year trying to decide which events to fund – we had so many worthy applications and are very pleased to be able to fund 16 events from around the state through this grant round. Science in so integral to our everyday lives and all Tasmanians will be able to participate in the excitement of Science Week this year.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
|Circular Head Council||2019 Circular Head Science Gig – Moon Madness
In its 14th year, this popular region science event combines multiple activities and challenges for students and the community.
|Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society||Marine Plastics Lecture
A presentation and public forum discussing how to address plastic pollution.
|The Inala Foundation||Cyanotyping: blueprints of nature
A trip into science history with a photographic printing technique developed in 1842.
|Private: Citizen Scientist||Making a frog-friendly garden
How do you make a frog friendly garden and how do you ID frogs? Learn how frogs are important to the local ecoysystem.
|University of Tasmania||#SciPubPechaKucha: Where science meets impro theatre
20 slides, 20 seconds each: a fast-paced science communications experience.
|Wings Wildlife Park||Junior Keeper Experience
The Junior Keeper Experience offers the unique opportunity for children aged 6 to 14 to get hands-on and experience behind
the scenes action at Wing’s Wildlife Park.
|Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service||Destination Moon? There is no Planet B!
A fun, interactive quiz night inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
|Ta-Daa! Professional Entertainment||Science Comedy Shows
Following on from a successful tour in 2018, Ta Daa entertainment is back for another science themed comedy show. Details TBC.
|Sustainability Learning Centre||A Community Science and Climate Change Quiz Night
A climate themed quiz night in Ulverstone that aims to engage and entertain community members.
|University of Tasmania||Inventing Tomorrow
A film screening of the inspirational documentary, Inventing Tomorrow which follows passionate teenage innovators from around the world on their journey to the International Science and Engineering Fair.
|Private event supported by UTAS and National Science Week Tasmania||Science Street Party
Merging art and science, a local artist will create a public piece based on Tasmanian STEM innovation. Street party attached!
|Hadley’s Art Prize||Painting a changing world
A forum on art helping the public to understand science.
|A-Lab @Peter Underwood Centre||Family STEM evening at the A-Lab
Learn more about the changing world around you through technology.
|Marakoopa Cafe||DARK, CREEPY, COOL
A screening of the movie Sixteen Legs and caving display.
|Bridgewater Library||Lego Challenge
The Bridgewater Library’s program introducing scientific concepts through practical experiments.
|The Derwent Catchment Project||A healthy catchment for Hobart’s drinking water
Showcasing upper Derwent Catchment science at Farmgate Market.
The Australian Science Teachers Association has also announced the winners of their grants to support school-only events. Seventeen Tasmanian schools were selected with many rural and regional locations represented.
If you missed out on a grant, the Committee can still help you achieve your event goals. Please email the Communications and Events Manager, Jenni Klaus, for more information.