Resources

This network provides an opportunity for those offering science-related resources to share their details with the wider community.  A science resource can come in many forms and will often include educational centres such as museums, libraries, after school or holiday programs, public gardens and national park centres.  Individuals can also be a resource, such as those willing to give talks and presentations about their area of expertise, or touring speakers and performers.  There are a whole host of businesses, organisations and individuals who are open to the public or willing to make visits and have links to science.  It is no wonder that there is such a wide variety when you consider that it is hard to think of an aspect of our day to day lives that doesn’t involve science – what we eat, where we live, what we wear, how we travel, how we communicate and how we’re entertained are all influenced by science and technology.

Get out there and explore science resources near you today!

Community Engagement through STEM Education

The School of Engineering at the University of Tasmania is an active player in community engagement through STEM education.

Our programs engage Tasmanian communities in exciting learning experiences in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through research-informed and classroom-tested practices and resources.

  • Visits schools
  • Visits community groups or organisations
  • Open to the public and/or school groups

Email: b.a.leondelabarra@ieee.org
Web address: http://www.utas.edu.au/stem

CSIRO Education Tasmania

CSIRO Education provides innovative and engaging science programs to engage, enthuse and educate students, teachers and the wider community about science and its applications.p>

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  • Visits schools
  • Open to the public and/or school groups

Email: education.tas@csiro.au
Web address: http://www.csiro.au/resources/Education-TAS.html

RiAus- bringing science to people and people to science

RiAus is Australia’s unique national science hub, promoting public awareness and understanding of science. At RiAus we make science fun, inspiring and accessible for all Australians.

 

We do this by producing online content, public events, and education and teacher support programs. RiAus helps people discover the wonders of science, inspiring a new generation to learn and appreciate the importance of science in their daily life.

Regular livestreaming of events HERE

Email: science@riaus.org.au
Web address: http://riaus.org.au/

The Curious Country- free eBook from Australia’s Cheif Scientist

How did the world begin? Is there life on other planets? What exactly is cancer? Or biodiversity? Or genetically modified food? What can we do about influenza? Or cybercrime?

 

Earlier this year, my office asked Australians what they would like to know more about; what scientific issues concern them and what discoveries inspire them. The results shaped this book – a collection of essays about the scientific issues affecting Australians today.
 
As a citizen of the Curious Country, this is very much your book. I encourage you to download a copy and read it at your leisure.
 
I hope you find it informative, but even more than that, I hope you enjoy reading it.
 
– Professor Ian Chubb
Australia’s Chief Scientist
 

Please click here to download your copy.

Email: sbayne@utas.edu.au

Travelling exhibition of marine biodiversity images: “Ensuring a future for life in Australia’s oceans”

The Marine Biodiversity Hub’s travelling exhibition of images celebrated the International Year of Biodiversity in 2010, and was curated by Mark Norman, Head of Science at Museum Victoria. Our aim is to reach out to the general public and raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of Australia’s marine biodiversity. We also raise the need for cutting edge science and management to protect and sustainably use this environment. There are 19 images in this exhibition and they include coral reefs, giant kelp forests, handfish, maps of the seafloor, new sharks and stingrays.
These materials are available to schools and organisations to display as a temporary exhibition.
To find out more information about the exhibition and how to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity please visit the web address below.
  • Visits schools
  • Visits community groups or organisations
  • Open to the public and/or school groups

Email: Annabel.ozimec@csiro.au
Web address: http://www.nerpmarine.edu.au/news/exhibition-marine-biodiversity-images

Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre

The Woodbridge Marine Discovery Centre challenges students of all ages to learn about, discover and care for the marine environment through diverse shore and sea based programs.

Built out over the waters of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel the MDC is in the ideal location to help Tasmanians learn about their marine environment. The Marine Discovery Centre houses a large collection of cool temperate marine species and has its own research vessel for sea-based research with secondary students.
The Marine Discovery Centre is open to the public on Wednesday afternoons (2.00 – 4.00) during term time

  • Visits schools
  • Visits community groups or organisations
  • Open to the public and/or school groups

Email: kari.taylor@education.tas.gov.au
Web address: https://education.tas.edu.au/woodbridge/mdc/default.aspx