Venue: The South Australian Museum, 17 Aug 5:30 – 7:30 PM
The Woodland Recovery Initiative aims to re-establish woodland habitats across the heavily cleared Mt Lofty region of South Australia.
Venue: Adelaide Botanic Garden, 16 Aug 10:00 AM
What can plants tell us about climate change? How can they help us in the future?
Venue: SA Museum, 16 – 20 Aug
Science workshops for school students from reception to year 9, focusing on South Australia’s biodiversity.
Venue: Mt Gambier Public Library, 22 Aug 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Join international microbiologist and caver, Dr Hazel Barton, who has been caving in more than 1000 caves on five continents over the past 20 years. …
Venue: South Australian Maritime Museum, 16 Aug 10:00 AM
Venue: The Science Exchange, 5 – 27 Aug 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival aligns with National Science Week and the UN International Year of Biodiversity with an exploration of the wonderful …
Venue: TAFE SA Renmark, 5 Jul – 28 Aug 1:00 PM
Propagation and caring of seedlings from local native seeds by Outside School Hours Care students. Seedlings to be donated to local event – Early Childhood …
Additional SA events from the National Science Week website…
Venue: Urrbrae Wetlands, 14 Aug 9:00 AM
Venue: Curramulka Primary School and Curramulka Parklands, 14 Aug 10:00 AM
During National Science Week, the students and staff of Curramulka Primary School will be visited by community groups and local experts who will be sharing information about biodiversity. As the culmination of this project, students from local schools are invited to attend a ‘Discovery Day’ at the Curramulka Parklands.
Venue: South Australian Whale Centre, 14 Aug 11:00 AM
Venue: Waikerie Primary, 16 Aug 9:00 AM
Plants germinate and grow in different ways. During Science Week we will look at how plants grow from seeds to seedlings. Older children will be teaching the younger students how to plant their seeds and help to observe the differences. The whole school will learn how to plant and sustain ‘No-Dig’ garden beds.
Venue: River Torrens near Walkerville Primary School, 16 Aug 10:00 AM
Groups of trained year 5 students act as mentors and guides for other classes and their teachers and parent support to learn about the biodiversity at the local river, and the importance of healthy river systems.
16 – 20 Aug
“Discovering the Forest” – explore the jarrah forest ecosystem; learn why it’s important and how to reduce your impact on forests (Years 4-9).
Venue: Esperance Public Library, 19 Aug 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Discover the wonders beneath the sea and participate in hands-on activities highlighting the impact we are having upon our coastal environment.
Venue: Two Moons Whale Research Station, 14 – 22 Aug
From the pristine coral reefs of the Rowley Shoals to the humpback whale nurseries stretching from Broome to Camden Sound.
Venue: Mettams Pool, 16 Aug 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate National Science Week by participating in an annual Plant Day at Mettams Pool, North Beach.
Venue: Canning River Eco Education Centre, 15 Aug 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The movement or ‘dance’ of plants, animals, tectonics, planets, and more, from both western and Indigenous perspectives will be showcased.
Venue: Baldivis Children’s Forest, 15 Aug 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Explore Outridge Wetland to discover some of its frogs; peer down a microscope at the macro-invertebrate life in the waters of the swamp; and join Birds Australia on a walk in the Tuart woodlands
Venue: Baldivis Children’s Forest, 14 Aug 5:15 – 7:15 PM
Explore the Forest by torchlight to discover its nocturnal critters; listen to echolocation bat calls; spot scorpions that glow in the night.
Venue: Western Australian Museum – Maritime, 20 Aug 6:100 – 8:00 PM
Join WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley as she describes the wonders of Western Australia.
Venue: WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 13 Jul – 28 Aug 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
ANZANG Nature Photography is an exhibition that celebrates the depth and diversity of nature in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea region.
Venue: Glauert Room – Perth Cultural Centre, 20 Aug 12:30 – 1:30 PM
From the subtropical coasts of the Kimberley and offshore islands to the temperate southern coasts, molluscs adapt to a wide range of conditions to survive and flourish.
Venue: WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 18 -19 Aug
Do city dwellers know what’s in their backyard, parklands and ponds?
Venue: Co-operative Building WA Museum – Albany, 19 – 20 Aug
What lives in the deep seas? Exploring in the Southwest in depths of 100 to 1000 meters reveals many exciting discoveries.
Venue: WA Museum Theatre Geraldton, 19 – 20 Aug
Recent research into the two strictly nocturnal groups of frogs and geckos have revealed more diversity than previously thought.
Venue: Albany Town Hall, 17 Aug 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Join Harry Butler as he presents the Barrow Island story, including a short term history of the island and more.
Venue: Education and Conference Centre, Perth Zoo, 18 Aug 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
A one-day conservation conference for senior secondary students that focuses on current conservation issues relating to Western Australia and the different control strategies.
Additional WA events from the National Science Week website…
Venue: John Curtin College of the Arts, 16 Aug 8:00 AM
A range of activities that promote environmental science and biodiversity including competitions for both staff and students, guest science speakers, Biodiversity breakfast, ‘Brain break’ for staff and fundraising through palm oil free cupcakes, green ribbon day, free ‘green’ dress day with all funds going to the Australian Orangutan Project.
Venue: Christmas Island DHS, 16 Aug 8:00 AM
Year Groups will be given a different environment of Australia. They will complete a series of activities related to this environment and then complete a diorama. The school will then make a diorama wall.
Venue: Roebuck Primary School, 16 Aug 8:00 AM
Venue: CSIRO lab, 16 Aug 9:30 AM
Venue: Henderson Centre, 16 Aug 10:00 AM
Explore the Tuart woodlands with the Department of Environment and Conservation.
Venue: 2nd Sea Scouts Hall, Bunbury, 16 Aug 6:00 PM
Venue: Perth Zoo, 18 Aug 9:00 AM
Venue: Biodiversity Conservation Centre, 18 Aug 9:30 AM
Venue: Glendale Primary School, 18 Aug 1:00 PM
Planting waterwise seedlings to regenerate native bushland around the school grounds. Wind-powered flight contest.
Venue: Horizon-The Planetarium, 18 Aug 7:00 PM
Biodiversity and Climate Change: Past, Present and Future- a series of fascinating short talks by scientists plus two Planetarium shows on Climate.
Venue: DEC Conference Room, Mardie Rd, Karratha Industrial Estate, 20 Aug 6:00 PM
Venue: Karratha Visitors Centre, 21 Aug 9:00 AM
Venue: Civic Centre, Port Hedland, 21 Aug 6:00 PM
Venue: Port Hedland Civic Centre, 22 Aug 9:00 AM
Bus excursion to the mangroves of Finucane Island led by Dr Vic Semeniuk from the Royal Society of Western Australia.
Venue: Maningrida Nursery, 22 Aug 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Investigating the growing of non-tropical plants in a tropical environment (herbs, fruits, vegetables). Growing seeds under a variety of different conditions. Preparing garden beds. Harvesting. This event includes cooperation with members of the community.
Venue: State wide, 12-19 Aug
Dr Hazel Barton, caver and microbiologist will present a talk on Amazing Caves: Amazing Microbes. Dr Barton is an internationally recognized cave explorer and cave microbiologist.
Venue: Darwin High School, 14-22 Aug 1:00 PM
Students will be involved in collecting ecological data that affects the biodiversity of the areas surrounding Darwin High School.