National Science Week

Celebrate science from 15 - 23 August 2020

National Science Week goes virtual in 2020 with an an online program of incredible conversations and engaging science videos. 

Take part from the comfort of your own home with three dedicated channels to science all week long.  

In partnership with Inspiring Australia for National Science Week

Future Earth

Join Future Earth’s dynamic and interactive webinars, podcasts and competitions to explore how far science has taken humanity, what lies ahead and how we can collectively achieve a brilliantly bright and sustainable future through science.

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Community Science

Tune in to learn about some of Queensland’s most inspiring Citizen Science projects. From fungi to frogs, we’ll be greening it up right here in your very own backyard. Exclusive on-location interviews with our Citizen Science Reporter will introduce you to a host of local sustainability superheroes. Discover what you can do in your very own community to make a difference to Future Earth.

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Learning Lab

Ever wondered where the water you drink comes from? How solar panels work, or watched a robot make art? Cool videos, competitions, online science classes and virtual tours have the answers. Learn, interact, and play throughout National Science Week Queensland with Learning Lab.

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Museum at Home

Show off your best science skills and become a Couch Curator with a variety of videos, activities and more with Museum at Home. This is your chance to engage with the museum's collection and celebrate science with hands on experiences at home. 

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Follow along on social

See what we got up to last year and other fun nuggets of science as we celebrate all week long on our social media. To keep up to date look for #scienceweek and even share your own experiments from home.

About National Science Week

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to chefs and musicians – get involved, taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation. 

It 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.