Academy gears up for National Science Week

August 13, 2020
Find out how science can help us protect our oceans and manage the threat of bushfires during National Science Week.

This page was updated on 13 August

Get involved with National Science Week events

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!

There's also a legal angle looking at the reception, quality and evaluation of scientific evidence in Australian courts, and school students are encouraged to let their creativity show with Spot the maths. Make sure to read about the fascinating things that Academy Fellows work on, and how they found their passion for science.

We’ll 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.




Share your stories

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.

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