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

SA Regional Science-Arts Collaboration Grants Awarded

November 7, 2018

Inspiring South Australia is pleased to announced the 2018 South Australian Regional Science-Arts Collaboration Grants awarded for 2018

Maker Projects Grants for Schools

November 4, 2018

Want to set up a dedicated maker space at your school? From 12:00pm midday AEDT, Thursday 8 November 2018 you can apply for a grant of up to $5000 to support your school to build its very own maker space.

‘This is a STEM job’ – calling young creators!

October 31, 2018

Calling all 12-25 year old creatives! Can you create a piece of music 1-2 mins long? Design the surfboard of the future? Design some eco-friendly fashion? Get your entries in now for the ‘This is a STEM job’ to win an awesome one-day internship and some cool tech!

Perform Your Science

October 30, 2018

Perform your Science featured early-career researchers and PhD students who joined forces with a range of artists to develop a series of live performances. From the life-cycle of a parasitic, caterpillar-munching wasp, to an emotional exploration of how we humans deal with ageing and frailty, Perform your Science brought to life ground-breaking, scientific research in exciting and innovative ways.

Podcast reveals new ideas to encourage kids into science

Podcasts are now available from a special Professional Development Day hosted by Inspiring South Australia and the Children’s Discovery Museum, exploring ways to encourage young children into science.

Upcoming Events

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

  • 10am - 5pm
  • South Australian Museum

The exhibition has been extended  until Sunday 18 November! The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition once again celebrates the natural heritage of...

Listen and Learn about Frogs at Oaklands Wetland

  • 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start
  • Oaklands Recreation Plaza, Oaklands Road

Learn about local frog life from frog expert and Frogwatch Coordinator Steve Walker. Steve will introduce you to local frog species in our area and...

Ranger guided sunset walks – Adelaide Shorebird and Dolphin Festival

  • 6pm
  • 191 The Esplanade, Thompson Beach SA 5501, Australia

Join the rangers on a guided sunset walk from Thompson Beach heading south to Third Creek. Hear how the samphire-covered (native succulent) tidal mudflats, mangrove...

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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