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

National Youth Science Forum

May 16, 2020

Applications for the NYSF 2021 Year 12 Program have now opened! This 10-day science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) residential camp will provide year 12 students with an immersive, hands-on experience in various STEM subjects. Head to www.nysf.edu.au to find out more.

Little Bang Discovery Club Online

May 11, 2020

Lots of South Australian libraries are currently offering our Little Bang Discovery Club, an early-childhood science program for 3-5 years olds, online!

Bush Blitz Species Discovery – in your Backyard!

May 10, 2020

With expeditions on hold due to COVID-19, the Bush Blitz team has organised a virtual expedition to continue adding to our knowledge of Australian biodiversity while keeping everyone busy at home.

A Story of the Motherfish

April 22, 2020

With the support of Inspiring South Australia through an Art/Science Grant, “A Story of the Motherfish” is an exhibition of recycled art created by the community, using plastic that might otherwise find their way into the ocean.

Science at home

With social distancing measures in place, it might seem hard to still get some science in your life… we’ve compiled a list of organisations offering online or home-based content for both kids and adults, focusing on those offered by the local museums, people and groups here in South Australia.

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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