Welcome to Inspiring South Australia

Inspiring South Australia is about connecting the community with science and improving science literacy. Together with our partners and supporters, we work to engage diverse audiences in both our regional and metropolitan communities.

Stories and News

FameLab entries now open!

January 14, 2019

Can you explain your research in three minutes? Entries are now open for the British Council’s FameLab Australia science communication competition.

Questacon Smart Skills Teacher PD Workshops

January 2, 2019

The Questacon Smart Skills Program is touring in the South East South Australia region and northern Victoria during Term 1, 2019. In addition to presenting in-school STEM workshops for students we will also be conducting FREE STEM based, Professional Learning workshops for teachers. Registrations are currently open for workshop 1!

Science at the Fringe Guide

December 12, 2018

We’ve just launched our Science at the Fringe guide 2019 – your scientific shortcut to the Adelaide Fringe Festival!

Superstars of STEM

December 11, 2018

Superstars of STEM aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. This morning, the 60 women of the 2019 cohort were announced, selected from hundreds of impressive applicants.

Science at the Fringe Guide

We’ve just launched our Science at the Fringe guide 2019 – your scientific shortcut to the Adelaide Fringe Festival!

Upcoming Events

Botanic Gardens School Holiday Program

  • Various times and dates
  • Adelaide botanic gardens

School Holidays at Adelaide Botanic Garden Adelaide Botanic Garden’s stacked school holiday program is back! Activities have been designed to promote fun, hands-on learning about...

STEM Club Holiday Program | The Science of Food

  • 9am - 4pm
  • SILC Building (near car park 9) Physical Sciences Road Bedford Park, SA 5042

Love food, and looking for something to do before school goes back? Spend a day exploring the science of food! Investigate the chemistry behind a...

Hazards of Human Space Exploration

  • 7pm
  • Mawson Centre (MC1-02), UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus

Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program Public Event Guest Speaker: Dr Gordan Cable Plans for the exploration of deep space over the coming decades will see...

Inspiring South Australia

The Inspiring South Australia program is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the South Australian Department of State Development, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, Flinders University and the South Australian Museum.

Together we are working towards a society that critically engages with key scientific issues, a society that is inspired by science, a society that encourages young people to pursue scientific studies and careers, and a society that attracts national and international interest in its science.

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