Academy gears up for National Science Week

July 28, 2020
Find out how science can help us protect our oceans and manage the threat of bushfires during National Science Week.

How can science help us protect our oceans and manage the threat of bushfires?

This year for National Science Week in August, the Academy will be bringing the latest from science to you with two special online events addressing these important questions. Leading researchers will reveal how science can help us in times of national crisis, now and in the future. And you won't even have to get out of your ‘working-from-home’ attire to attend!

We’ll also be featuring engaging online content to keep your science brain ticking all week. Make sure to keep an eye out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Aiming to inspire interest and participation in science, National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running this year from 15 to 23 August, it features more than 1000 events with more than one million people participating across the nation. This year, with online events and virtual tours from around the country and DIY Science resources, there is plenty to get involved with.

The Academy also encourages Australian scientists to get involved wherever they are by sharing their own stories during National Science Week on social media. Join in the #STEMsavinglives and #SolveItWithSTEM campaign by grabbing a selfie or posting a 30 second video of you in the lab or workplace and tell us how you use STEM to solve problems or save lives.

Make sure to use the hashtags and to tag the Academy (@Science_Academy) and National Science Week (@Aus_ScienceWeek) to increase your chance of a retweet.

Planning for the Academy’s online events is still underway, but all the details will soon be at science.org.au/events or via our social channels. Subscribe to receive emails about all the Academy’s events.

How will you science this #scienceweek?

© 2020 Australian Academy of Science

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