National Science Week 2022 was another busy one in Tasmania and a massive success. With events spread across all corners of the island, there was never any lack of activities to do! From small gatherings to large festivals, there was something for everyone.
In Tasmania, the science research sector is worth around $500 million annually. It delivers knowledge, products and services that help to improve the lives of Tasmanians and people across the world. National Science Week is our opportunity to share this with the community.
In 2022, the Tasmanian National Science Week Coordinating Committee was able to offer 14 grants. With new grants targeting regional areas, the majority of grant-supported events were delivered regionally this year. Funded event topics ranged from animal vaginas to Aboriginal astronomers, cryptic animals to Huon pine trees. In total, there were 151 registered events for National Science Week in Tasmania. Many of these events were school visits by Young Tassie Scientists, which celebrated its 20th year!
National Science Week welcomed Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas as the Patron for Tasmania this year. Jess had a very active year, launching National Science Week in Tasmania with the Minister for Science, and attending many events.
A big thank you and congratulations on another successful year to all involved!