Another successful National Science Week!

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.

Kids learn about dinosaurs at FOBI 2022

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.

Dr Tiana Pirtle explains how a water strider vagina works.

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!

Recent migrants to Tasmania learn about our marine ecosystem and how to best protect it
450 people participated in the Circular Head Big Science Gig.

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.

Minister for Science Ogilvie and Jess Melbourne-Thomas launch National Science Week alongside some grant winners.
Young Tassie Scientists at Government House for National Science Week reception

A big thank you and congratulations on another successful year to all involved!