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

Nominations open for the PM Prizes for Science

February 7, 2019

Do you know an inspiring scientist, innovator, or science, maths or technology teacher? Nominate them for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Launch of the SA Chapter of the Australian Citizen Science Association

January 25, 2019

Scientific research has traditionally been the domain of boffins in research institutes, but a new wave of scientists are mobilising the public. Join our panel to discuss how citizen science works, and how you can get involved in exciting science projects that are truly making a difference.

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

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

Upcoming Events

Botanic Gardens Short Courses

  • Various dates and times
  • Goodman Building, Lecture Theatre - Adelaide Botanic Garden Hackney Road

Short Course Series The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia offers you a number of specialist horticultural short courses designed to help you...

SciPub Healthy Eating: What do we put in our mouth?

  • 6pm - 7:30pm
  • rob roy hotel adelaide

Fat is bad for you, now it is good for you. Hi-carb, low-carb, and what kind of carb? Healthy eating gets incredibly confusing when we...

A talk with Prof. John Paterson: Animal Life’s Big Bang Over Half-a-Billion Years Ago

  • 11:30 am
  • The Armoury, behind the South Australian Museum

A talk with Prof. John Paterson: Animal Life’s Big Bang Over Half-a-Billion Years Ago When: 11:30am, Friday 8th March Where: The Armoury, behind the South...

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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