National Science Week 2024

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. In Tasmania, this is more like science month! In a typical year, there are 80-100 public events and almost every school has events on top of that.

Tasmania enjoys all types of events and activities, big and small. Young Tassie Scientists will be touring Tasmania, visiting schools and community groups, to share their love of science. Larger events this year include the Festival of Bright Ideas and Beaker Street Festival. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery also celebrate Science Week with a suite of events each year.

The Tasmanian Inspiring Australia Reference Group awarded 17 Tasmanian National Science Week Engagement Grants to support individuals and organisations who will deliver a public science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine (STEMM) themed activity as part of the National Science Week festival.

State Grant Winners Are:

Australian Association for Environmental Education – Blackmans Bay Marine Science Excursion
Australian Association for Environmental Education – Nature Journalling
Bookend Trust – Discovering Call Trackers
Casey Garrett Consulting – STEM Afternoon Tea
Circular Head Council – The ‘Circular Head Science Gig’
Dr Penny Jones – Exhale: the Art and Science of Relaxation
Inala Nature Tours – The science of selecting, planting and establishing trees
Latrobe Council – Chocolate Investigations
Meander Valley Council – The Enchanting World of Slime Moulds and Other Hidden Gems
Nipaluna Nursery – Healing Country- Stories of Landscape Recovery
Nipaluna Nursery – Wild Food
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery – Science Week at QVMAG
University of Tasmania – The Vaginal Vignettes
Wildcare Friends of larapuna coast – The larapuna/Bay of Fires Community Weekend

National-level National Science Week Grants were awarded to:

Beaker Street – Beaker Street Festival 2024
Secret Lab – West Coast Science Fair
University of Tasmania – Maker Technology and Innovation Fest
University of Tasmania – Young Tassie Scientists

A mobile photo from above of speakers on a small stage at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery open floor gallery, with some small tables with guests watching the speakers. There are 6 people on stage and a sign language translator to the side. Event signage includes Inspiring Tasmania, National Science Week, and Beaker Street Festival. Sound engineers sit to the right side.
Beaker Street Festival live at TMAG as seen by a visitor. (2021)

In the foreground is four different craft beer cans of varying designs. In the background is a long bench full of people with fairy lights all over the ceiling. It's a night time scene, contemporary pub atmosphere.
Science Made Beerable event with custom four-pack. (2021)

Get involved! Follow our social media to get updates on all things #scienceweek in Tassie! Hope to see you at one of the events in August!