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

Statewide

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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Grand Opening: Fascinating Science and Science on the Move

North

1 June 2024

Join us at QVMAG’s next FREE family-fun opening at the Museum at Inveresk – where there’s not one, but TWO fantastic exhibitions to enjoy: Fascinating Science and Science on the Move. This special family opening…

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Dollars and Sense: Exposing Unfair Pricing (South)

South

4 June 2024

The 2024 Annual Giblin Lecture, delivered by Professor David Byrne and brought to you in partnership with the Economic Society of Australia, Tasmania Branch, and the University of Tasmania. Attend online Join this talk in-person,…

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Dollars and Sense: Exposing Unfair Pricing (North)

North

5 June 2024

The 2024 Annual Giblin Lecture, delivered by Professor David Byrne and brought to you in partnership with the Economic Society of Australia, Tasmania Branch, and the University of Tasmania. Pre-event refreshments Head to the venue…

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Science news

Dieback Hits Tasmanian Forests After Dry Summer as Reserachers Investigate Impact on Trees

21 May 2024

Huge patches of forest in Tasmania have rapidly turned brown over recent months, with many trees dying after a dry summer. But what this signals for forests in the future as the climate continues to warm is…
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AI Poison Devices are the Latest Weapon in Fight to Save King Island Endangered Birds from Feral Cats

21 May 2024

The critically endangered King Island scrubtit and King Island brown thornbill are among five Australian bird species considered most likely to become extinct within 20 years. Both are subspecies endemic to the island, and their…
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Here Are Five Quick Facts About Australian Native Bees and How You Can Help on World Bee Day

21 May 2024

Flowers, honey and plenty of produce: bees play a vital role in nature’s ecosystem, and without them, we wouldn’t have any of these things.  To mark World Bee Day, experts have spoken to the ABC…
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Back to the Wild: Rescued Red Handfish Returned to the Sea

15 May 2024

Red handfish have been returned to the wild, after scientists rescued them this summer to protect their fragile population from record high sea and atmospheric temperatures. Scientists at the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic…
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