We’re celebrating the 25th National Science Week from Saturday 14 August to Sunday 22 August. More than 1,600 activities will be happening around Australia to mark this significant milestone.
National Science Week events promote and encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and communicate its relevance in everyday life. They provide opportunities for the community to participate and be inspired by science engagement activities across the nation.
The first National Science Week (or ‘National Science Festival’ as it was called then) was piloted in 1997 with 200 events. Since then it has become Australia’s largest annual celebration of science and technology reaching its highest number of events in 2017 with 2,157 events.
Universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres around Australia deliver National Science Week events. They attract a wide range of audiences – from children to adults, science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.
Our department supports National Science Week by:
Last year, event organisers found innovative ways to stage online events, following lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19. This trend continues for 2021, allowing people to participate in a wide range of formats – from in-person events to virtual tours, webcasts, DIY experiments and competitions – despite pandemic restrictions in states and territories.
Here are just some of the inspiring online events you can join:
Find more events happening online or around your local areas on the National Science Week website.
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