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

Bush Stories (2-5 yrs)


13 February 2024 - 26 March 2024

Where nature is the best teacher! Join us for a morning explore and uncover nature’s best-kept secrets! Witness your child’s eyes light up with every discovery as we uncover amazing plants, fungi, and mosses, and…

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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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TIA Dairy Research Facility Field Day

North West

28 February 2024

Join us at the TIA Dairy Research Facility Field Day to hear about: -Farmlet studies comparing nitrogen rates – which farmlet is performing best? -Research into virtual herding and impact on cow behaviour and welfare -Legumes…

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Global Climate Tipping Points and Australia


29 February 2024

The planet is warming and we’re already seeing the effects on our day-to-day lives. We understand many of these ongoing changes fairly well, but one big wildcard in our future is if we will hit…

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Science news

2024 Tasmanian National Science Week Grant Now Open

26 February 2024

Grants for STEM engagement during National Science Week 2024 in Tasmania are now open! This August, showcase your organisation, your science, your ideas to everyone with the help of our engagement grants! National Science Week,…
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2024 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

20 February 2024

Established in 1990, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s leading science awards. This year, there are 18 prizes on offer that cover a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, including botanical science, research software,…
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Exploring STEM Opportunities in Tasmania

20 February 2024

Looking for someplace to visit that stimulates the mind? Looking for a school program for a deeper dive into your STEM passion? Want to get involved with citizen science? Look no further. Our new webpage,…
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Scientists Rescue Red Handfish in Hot Water This Summer

13 February 2024

Twenty-five red handfish have arrived at IMAS Taroona in a rescue effort to safeguard them against the predicted high sea and atmospheric temperatures this summer. “The home of the red handfish is facing severe habitat…
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