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West Coast Space Show

16 July 2024

A team of scientist are touring West and Northwest Tasmania to bring you a free, family-friendly interactive show about all things space! Take in the show, see and touch space artefacts, look at the planets…
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Wildlife Scientist David Hamilton Selected for ABC Top 5 Media Residency

16 July 2024

Dr David Hamilton has been recognised as one of Australia’s top emerging academic communicators after being named as one of ABC’s Top 5 researchers for 2024 in the Science category. Each year, the residency puts…
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Inspiring Tasmania Community STEM Grants

9 July 2024

Inspiring Tasmania Community STEM Grants were awarded to: Central Coast Council – Derby 2.0 Building from existing Derby track at Hive, participants will have the opportunity to research, engineer, manufacture & test original car designs…
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Maker Projects – Community STEM Engagement Grants 2024

8 July 2024

These grants, ranging from $20,000 to $100,000, are intended to promote creativity and inquiry-based learning in STEM for youth under 18 years of age. The program prioritises support for historically underrepresented groups in STEM, including…
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French Inspection Team Says Abandoned Wilkes Station Poses ‘Clear Risk’ to Antarctic Environment

3 July 2024

A French inspection team has raised concerns about an abandoned Australian base in Antarctica, saying it poses a “clear risk” to the environment, with reports of oil slicks in the vicinity. Wilkes Station, located three…
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Doing Mundane ‘Housework’ in Spectacular Surroundings: How Tasmania’s Caves are Cleaned

3 July 2024

Each winter, a team of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife staff take on the task of cleaning the state’s show caves. The crew removes clothing fibres, microplastics, and dirt and spores brought in on visitors’ shoes.…
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Climate Crisis Driving Exponential Rise in Most Extreme Wildfires

25 June 2024

The climate crisis is driving an exponential rise in the most extreme wildfires in key regions around the world, research has revealed. The wildfires can cause catastrophic loss of human life, property and wildlife and…
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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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