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Happy National Science Week!

 18 August 2014

National Science Week

National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology and thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to chefs and musicians – get involved, taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation. Science Week is designed for everyone with events, activities, talks and shows for every age group.

It provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to become fascinated by the world we live in.

This year ClimateWatch is involved in events in a number of states.

  • Guided ClimateWatch trails will be run at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and Sydney with resident experts. Head along to see if there are any early signs of spring!
  • We will be holding a ClimateWatch Marine survey in Eden as part of the Sapphire Coast Science Festival, and launching a new trail at Bournda National Park in southern New South Wales.
  • ClimateWatch Marine will also be represented at a Marine Citizen Science Day at Sea World.
  • Finally, schools in New South Wales will be using ClimateWatch to monitor the annual migration of the channel-billed cuckoo.

If you can't make it to these events, then you can still take part by monitoring ClimateWatch species at home or on the move.

Find out more about the ClimateWatch National Science Week events here.