Connecting science and community

Inspiring Tasmania is committed to connecting science and community. We believe that science is a powerful tool for making the world a better place.

We aim to inspire Tasmanians of all ages and backgrounds in science by making science accessible and engaging for everyone. We celebrate science in Tasmania through innovative programs that encourage participation in and ignite enthusiasm for science.

Upcoming events

Friends of the OBP


24 February 2024 - 15 September 2024

The Wildcare Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) group works across the OBP’s range with a focus on Tasmania. The objectives of the group are to: Assist with the monitoring program at Melaleuca (SW Tasmania).…

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Illuminate: How Science Comes to Light


1 March 2024 - 28 April 2024

This exhibition is being held at the Museum at Inveresk and entry is free. Illuminate is a brand new exhibition exploring the science behind the fastest traveller in the universe – light. Ignite the senses…

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Royal Society of Tasmania: UTAS Northern Transformation Project


28 April 2024

The Royal Society of Tasmania Northern Branch presents The Elvin Fist Public Lecture by Professor Dom Geraghty: The University of Tasmania Northern Transformation Project …. 8 Years On. Professor Dom Geraghty will describe the Northern…

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University Pavilion at Agfest


2 May 2024 - 4 May 2024

Join us at the University of Tasmania Pavilion at Agfest to experience 30+ exciting hands-on activities. Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the University Pavilion, where our action-packed program features over 30 hands-on activities…

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Science news

Promote your National Science Week Event

17 April 2024

Please submit your event’s details for promotions and publication in the Tasmanian Science Week printed program by filling out the form below by 1 June 2024
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Fisher Insights to Help Shape Sand Flathead Stock Recovery

9 April 2024

Valuable information to help support the rebuild of Sand flathead stocks has been revealed through surveys of 1,500 Tasmania’s recreational flathead fishers on their views on stock status and management. “We found the majority of…
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FameLab Australia 2024 Application Deadline Extended

8 April 2024

FameLab Australia 2024 Application Deadline has been extended to the 14th of April. About FameLab:FameLab is the largest public-facing science communication training program and competition in the world. The Foundation for the WA Museum is…
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Swift Parrot Still in Peril, Despite Revised Numbers of Surviving Birds Due to New Counting Method

26 March 2024

While a new method of counting has resulted in the estimates of an endangered bird species being revised upwards, researchers say it in no way means the threat of extinction has lessened for the swift…
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