Event review: National Science Week Event Holders’ Meeting

Thanks to Bonnie Murthy and Anneliese Gillard for the event review.
National Science Week is Australia’s biggest science festival. During the National Science Week Event Holders’ Meeting, the Victorian committee provided background about the event from previous years, including key successful events, and provided an overview of 2015’s plans.
Nine Victorian groups have received grant support for […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the update.

Looking Forward…
Exciting news in the science communication world—the World Science Festival is coming to the Queensland Museum in Brisbane next year in March. The timing is very good to plan the 2016 ASC conference in tandem with this event and we’re looking into that now. In […]

Vic Event – Sublime – Songs of Science, Metaphysics and Ecology

Charlie Marshall and Victorian ASC Member is having a great music/science event in June.
He has kindly offered 4 FREE TICKETS to ASC Members. Please email Vic President at vic_president[at]asc.asn.au. First 4 members in get the tickets!!

Saturday 6th June
The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Road, Brunswick Dinner/Doors 6pm
Presale tickets $15 + bf at http://www.spottedmallard.com/events
For more information go to […]

VIC Forum for Practitioners: International approaches to social inclusion, outreach and science communication by universities‏

The Victorian chapter of Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia is delighted to welcome higher education practitioners to a forum with international guest speaker Tricia Jenkins MBE (UK). ASC Victoria is supporting this great event.
The Forum will appeal to those practitioners involved in equity and access, science communication, outreach, community engagement and associated research as […]

National Science Week Victorian Event Holders Meeting for 2015

National Science Week is Australia’s largest national festival. Running each year in August, over 1,000 events take place across the country with more than 1,000,000 people involved.

The National Science Week Victorian Coordinating Committee invites you to our National Science Week (SWk) Victorian Event Holders meeting. Join potential and committed event holders for an evening of networking, collaboration […]

Careers and Networking Night – ACT Branch

If you are wanting to get into a science communication career then the
ACT branch Careers and Networking Night at ANU is for you.
And people in the field looking for fresh new talent can meet all the
up-and-comers.

When: Thursday April 23, 5:15 pm-6:30 pm
Where: Green Couch Room, Australian National Centre for the Public
Awareness of Science (CPAS), Physics Link […]

Book review: D’harawal

Thank you to Denis Warne for the book review.
We are accustomed to science communication being the depiction of scientific concepts, by the scientific community for an external party. There are, however, instances where it is the conventional scientific community that needs to do the listening. There are also communication lessons to be learnt from ways […]

Can We Teach Science with Fiction?

I’m a scientist. But over these past few years, I’ve discovered that I’m a writer, too. This side of myself surprised me, though it really shouldn’t have—if you’d asked me when I was 6 or 8 or 11 years old what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’d have said “writer.” But then […]