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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Drought Ready Tasmania

South

15 June 2024

The Tasmanian Government recognises the importance of farmers and communities being more prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of drought, as climate change leads to increased incidence of extreme events such as drought. Over…

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Future Science Talks Comedy Edition

South

22 June 2024 - 24 June 2024

Future Science Talks: Comedy Edition is debuting in Hobart following sold out shows across Australia. We have shows on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th June at Shambles Brewery and Hobart Brewing Co. Tickets are available…

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Can We Survive on a Hotter Planet?

South

27 June 2024

Summary: Clive Hamilton argues in his new book, Living Hot, that Australia cannot alter the future climate and should instead focus on preparing for inevitable warming, a topic he will discuss with University of Tasmania…

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Science news

Aboriginal Land Managers Restoring Bass Strait Island lungtalanana to Pre-colonial Conditions Facing Big Hurdles

11 June 2024

Marsupial trap in sight, palawa man Andry Sculthorpe traipses through the blackened heath of lungtalanana, a small island off the north coast of Tasmania. After five nights of trapping on Clarke Island, lungtalanana’s colonial name,…
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New Exhibition Turns Spotlight on Marine Species and Habitats Under Pressure

28 May 2024

Human activities and a changing climate are putting species and ecosystems under pressure. In Antarctica, marine predators are on thin ice. In Tasmania, many marine species and habitats are found nowhere else on earth. And…
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How Marine Temperatures are Influencing Key Abalone Food Sources

28 May 2024

Researchers have found ocean warming is impacting the nutritional quality of seaweed as a food source for Blacklip abalone off eastern Tasmania, which is adversely affecting the body condition of these molluscs during warmer years.…
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Youth Climate Action Fund Info Session

28 May 2024

Climate change is impacting our lives now. Youth-led climate action is vital to tackling this crisis and can unlock greater benefits across our city such as reducing costs of living, improving health and restoring nature.…
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