The Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee and Inspiring Australia (Tasmania) awarded 12 grants to support individuals and organisations who will deliver a public science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine themed activity as part of National Science Week in 2023.
Grants were available to support a:
- program of STEM events/activities delivered outside of the Greater Hobart area;
- public STEM engagement event/activity; or
- public STEM engagement activity delivered at any established community event.
Congratulations to the grant recipients.
Engaging with STEM on the West Coast
Sustainability Learning Centre
Sustainability Learning Centre will provide a STEM and citizen science workshop in Smithton, Strahan and Queenstown. Activities include iNaturalist and Frog ID citizen science workshop, Rube Goldberg challenge, plastic ocean provocation, waste reduction learning, and home energy audit information.
Science Week at QVMAG
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
Join the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery to celebrate all things National Science Week in 2023. Enjoy science talks on subjects such as 3D technology in art, medical innovation, AI and more. There will be robotics workshops, and interactive activities in the Australia in Space exhibition as well as other STEM learning activities for all ages.
Sound in Space
Sound in Space will present practical workshops on turning science ideas into music compositions with composers and scientists. The science topics include string theory, invasive and endemic species of Cataract Gorge, and cloud formations.
Coding and Robotics
Join Kingston Library for a coding and robotics program for ages 3-12 and families. The program will encourage curiosity, problem solving and working together to solve carious STEM challenges. It will also give all participants the opportunity to build confidence and knowledge in early basic coding and programming.
Coding and Robotics
Join Huonville Library for a coding and robotics program for ages 3-12 and families. The program will encourage curiosity, problem solving and working together to solve carious STEM challenges. It will also give all participants the opportunity to build confidence and knowledge in early basic coding and programming.
A Great Gondwanan Day Out
Inala Nature Tours
Make your way to beautiful South Bruny Island to Inala nestled under the slopes of Mount Mangana and fall under the spell of three engaging presentations covering the geology, flora and fauna of Tasmania’s Gondwanan heritage. Learn more about Tasmania’s living fossils from experts in the field and explore Inala’s Jurassic Botanic Garden.
Science Made Beerable
ExBEERimental Science is a beer-tasting, science-sipping event connecting the public with the amazing science behind the brews they love! This year, three Australian breweries will craft both a control and an experimental beer to highlight the incredible sensory shifts that science can have on beer. Take a deep dive into the science behind each beer.
The Fabulous, Freaky, and Fierce World of Female Reproduction
Dr Tiana Pirtle, UTAS
Think the vagina is a simple tube? Think again! See wacky and unexpected female reproductive strategies come to life with a series of interactive improv skits and an exhibit of 3D-printed animal vaginas.
The Science Gig
Circular Head Council
Enjoy a night of science fun for all the family. Come and explore the activities provided by local science educators, businesses and reps from industry and learn about STEM along the way. Local schools’ science competition entries will also be displayed on the night showcasing student’s work to their families and the public.
The Midlands Biodiversity Field Day
The Aboriginal Story will showcase Aboriginal land management in the Midlands including use of fire and story telling, to the community, including the local Aboriginal community as well as land-carers, students and families. The Midlands Biodiversity Hot Spot is one of 15 hot spots in Australia and the only one in Tasmania, declared because of the high number of threatened and endangered species.
larapuna/Bay of Fires Community Weekend
Wildcare Friends of larapuna Coast
Join Wildcare Friends of larapuna coast along the larapuna / Bay of Fires coastline. You will get to walk and work with a mix of people while enjoying the amazing coastal and marine landscape beaches between wukalina / Mt William National Park and Ansons Bay. Hunt out, map and remove sea spurge and collect marine debris.
Our Bodies are Stardust – an embodied remembering through yoga, story and song
Dr Penny Jones
Join us for a journey with a difference through the deep time of our bodies – through yoga, story, and an immersive cello soundscape. Together, we will move our bodies to trace the history of our atoms, from stardust to human form. No yoga experience required – accessible to all.
Friends of the QVMAG
Join Friends of the QVMAG with their AUSMAP Citizen Science activity for the whole family. Visit their ‘beach’, grab a sieve and help identify and separate the microplastics that may be present in the sand, along with other typical beach materials. Learn about the source of microplastics, their impact, and how to prevent plastics from entering the environment.