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

Thousands join the Echidna CSI citizen science search

June 8, 2018

Thousands of citizen scientists have sent in photos and samples to elucidate more information about this iconic Australian animal.

New grants bring sci-art to regional SA

May 28, 2018

Science and arts came together in regional South Australia thanks to a new grants scheme.

Citizen Scientists bring native oysters back

May 28, 2018

A new citizen science project is reintroducing native oysters back to the Port River, the first project of its kind in South Australia.

Read and Win: STEM Book Challenge

May 22, 2018

Pick up a science book and join hundreds of students across South Australia with the Premier’s Reading Challenge

Searching for Unsung Heroes of SA Science

Nominations are now open for the Unsung Hero Awards – celebrate a scientist or science communicator that deserves recognition

Upcoming Events

SCINEMA International Film Festival

  • https://scinema.australiascience.tv/attend-a-screening/
  • Palace Nova Adelaide

The best science films from around the world will be showcased at SCINEMA International Film Festival. The SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival...

Little Bang Discovery Club Victor Harbor

  • Victor Harbor Public Library

Little kids can discover the world of science with the new Little Bang Discovery Club, a free 4-week program at the Victor Harbor Public Library. This fun-filled...

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2018

  • South Australian Museum

The Waterhouse exhibition contains finalists’ pieces from Australia’s premier natural science art prize and commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick...

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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