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Become a citizen scientist this National Science Week! The biggest science event of the year is back from 15 to 23 August, celebrating the ‘Science of the Sea’.
Discover the science of our oceans, beaches and marine life, and how you can contribute to their sustainability, with an action-packed program of FREE virtual events and activities for all ages. Get access to marine scientists and science experts, share your environmental message and win great prizes.
National science week - Science of the sea
Explore our full 'Science of the Sea' program guide for more information about our exciting line up of events taking place this National Science Week.
Science of the Sea program guide PDF 2.12mb
National Science Week competition
Get creative and be in to win some great prizes, including the chance to have an up-close-and-personal experience with marine life at Sea World! Express your passion for our planet's oceans and let us help you spread your message, highlighting the need to protect our oceans and marine life. There'll be categories for all ages, so everyone can get involved! The competition will open on Friday 7 August and entries must be in by Sunday 23 August. Keep an eye on our Competitions page for more details, coming soon.
Browse what's on in National Science Week and secure your places now. Don't miss our our amazing online events and activities including:
- Flagship virtual event: Science and Sustainability of the Sea - Professor Tim Flannery in conversation with ABC Gold Coast's Nicole Dyer. Check back here and keep an eye on our Facebook page for your chance to join the live stream audience!
- Luminary Lectures:
- Scinema: Screening of 'Blue', the marine conservation documentary
See all of our FREE National Science Week events and book now!
Check out our National Science Week reading lists for some great resources:
This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government.
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