What will you be doing this National Science Week?


It’s National Science Week from 13 to 21 August 2016. It’s time to get excited about all things science-y and take part in Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge.

It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to become fascinated by the world we live in.

So how can you get involved with Science Week? There’s loads of ways!

Watch a video

Take a peek at the On the Job video series that will be released daily throughout National Science Week. The Australian Academy of Science will feature videos highlighting a day in the life of six support workers of science. What does a Science Illustrator do? What about a Chemist? Environmental Scientist?  You’ll have to tune in to find out.

Go to an event

Festivals, talks, demonstrations, forums, walks, performance and open days. There are hundreds of public events every year in National Science Week to attend in cities and towns right across the country. Check out the official website to see what events are happening near you.

Visit a museum or science discovery centre

There are many science experiences all around Australia to enjoy year round. The Sciencentre, located on Level 1 of Queensland Museum, is your destination for hands-on, interactive exhibitions exploring the role of science in our everyday lives.

Read about science, for fun!

Griffith University Library provides access to some awesome online science journals. Some are serious and scholarly, but we have science mags that are seriously fun! Try these ones for starters: