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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agriCultured 2024

South

1 August 2024 - 4 August 2024

Discover a world where innovation meets tradition, and sustainability mingles with heritage. Immerse yourself in the fertile soils of Northern Tasmania at the freshest, coolest event of the season. At the heart of agriCULTURED lies…

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Discovering CallTrackers

Statewide

1 August 2024 - 30 August 2024

Curious about the hidden wildlife in action around your neighbourhood at night? From the ultrasonic chirps of 9 elusive bat species to the booms of the rare and mysterious Australasian bittern. Many fascinating creatures make sounds around…

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PECAN+ Capture the Flag – Cyber Security Competition

South

3 August 2024 - 4 August 2024

PECAN+ CTF 2024 is a Capture the flag cyber security competition. Designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced high school students in Years 10 to 12. Compete nationally to solve challenges in a range of topics areas…

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Science news

West Coast Space Show

16 July 2024

A team of scientist are touring West and Northwest Tasmania to bring you a free, family-friendly interactive show about all things space! Take in the show, see and touch space artefacts, look at the planets…
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Science Bus Trip to the Beach

16 July 2024

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Wildlife Scientist David Hamilton Selected for ABC Top 5 Media Residency

16 July 2024

Dr David Hamilton has been recognised as one of Australia’s top emerging academic communicators after being named as one of ABC’s Top 5 researchers for 2024 in the Science category. Each year, the residency puts…
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Inspiring Tasmania Community STEM Grants

9 July 2024

Inspiring Tasmania Community STEM Grants were awarded to: Central Coast Council – Derby 2.0 Building from existing Derby track at Hive, participants will have the opportunity to research, engineer, manufacture & test original car designs…
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