NSW Regional Science Hubs
Inspiring Australia has established a network of NSW Regional Science Hubs comprising multidisciplinary teams to develop and deliver high-profile science events in regional NSW.
With links to multiple communities, NSW Regional Science Hubs plan strategically for ongoing programs of events and activities to promote science to Australians from all walks of life. They formalise disparate and informal science communication networks in regional areas and enable strategic alignment of programs that communicate science and its benefits.
Central West Science Hub
Dubbo City Council, Dubbo Regional Botanical Garden, Dubbo Field Naturalist & Conservation Society, River Smart Australia and Wambangalang Environmental Education Centre.
Lead organisation: Dubbo City Council
Murrumbidgee Science Hub
Carrathool Shire Council, Goolgowi Public School and South West Arts.
Lead organisation: Carrathool Shire Council
Far South Coast Science Hub
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, Bournda Environmental Education Centre, Sapphire Coast Marine Society, Panboola Wetlands Trust, Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, EarthWatch Institute Australia and National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Lead organisation: Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness
North Western Science Hub
The Armidale Tree Group, Southern New England Land Care, the Catalyst Club, ICT International, University of New England, New England Regional Art Museum, Department of Education and Training,Woolbrook, Niangala and Yarrowitch Public Schools, Landcare, Uralla Shire Council, Armidale Sustainable Living Expo Group, University of New England
Lead organisation: University of New England
Murray Science Hub
Murray Arts, Albury Wodonga Community College, Indigenous elders, Astronomical Society of Albury-Wodonga, AlburyCity, Rotary Club of Albury Hume, University of the Third Age, local schools, Albury Art Gallery, Astronomical Society Albury-Wodonga, Albury Sound and Lighting, The Cube
Lead organisation: Murray Arts
Central Tablelands Science Hub
Bathurst Observatory, Bathurst Library, Ages of Fishes Museum Canowindra, CSU, Central West Food Technology, Geological Survey of NSW, Jenolan Caves, National Motor Racing Museum, Bathurst Lapidary Club, Bathurst Regional Council
Lead organisation: Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
Eastern Riverina Science Hub
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga City Library, Eastern Riverina Science Teachers Association, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, National Indigenous Science Education Program, Department of Primary Industries and Rotary
Lead organisation: Charles Sturt University
Far West Science Hub
Outback Astronomy, Regional Development Australia Far West
Robinson College and representatives of Indigenous community.
Lead organisation: Outback Astronomy
Contact: Linda Nadge
Snowy Region Science Hub
Snowy River Shire Council, the Lions Club and Jindabyne High School
Lead organisation:Snowy River Shire Council
Illawarra Science Hub
Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium, Illawarra Astronomical Society, Eton Gorg Theatre Company and University of Wollongong's ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
Lead organisation: Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium
Shoalhaven Science Hub
Bundanon Trust,University of Wollogong, South East Local Land Services, Landcare Australia, Greening Australia, Bomaderry High School. Nowra High School, St Michael's Primary School
Lead organisation: Bundanon Trust
Hunter Science Hub
Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment, Science and Engineering Challege, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Museum
Lead organisation:Science and Engineering Challege
North West Slopes Science Hub
CSIRO, Warrumbungle Observatory, Boggabri Coal, Gunnedah High School, Gunnedah Primary School, Tambar Springs, Mullaley, Premer and Carroll Public Schools
Lead organisation: Gunnedah Primary School
Mid North Coast Science Hub
Charles Sturt University, Mid Coast Connect, Macleay Valley Education and Skills Forum, Melville High School, Aldavilla Primary School, Kempsey High School, Kemsey Shire Council, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Mid North Coast Local Health District, Hastings and Macleay Valley Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups, Australian Museum
Lead organisation: Charles Sturt University
Northern Rivers Science Hub
Rous Water, Lismore City Council, Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre, North Coast Tafe, Lismore Rainforest Botanical Gardens,EnviTE, Far North Coast Weeds, Richmond Landcare, Friends of Koala, North East Waste, Arts Fabrika, Back Alley Gallery Artists.
Lead organisation: Southern Cross University
Western Sydney Science Hub
Southern Sydney Science Hub
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sutherland Shire Council, local artists Pat Pillai and Rita Pearce
Lead organisation: ANSTO
Eastern Sydney Science Hub
Centennial Parklands, Randwick Council, Sydney Observatory, University of New South Wales
Lead organisation: Centennial Parklands
Inner Sydney Science Hub
Powerhouse Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, NICTA, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Redfern Community Centre, UTS, University of Sydney
Lead Organisation:University of Sydney
Join the network
Inspiring Australia would like to establish more of these strategic partnerships across the state and welcomes interest from science experts, professional organisations, educational institutions, industry and community groups.
The NSW Regional Science Grants program will support 2014 initiatives developed by new and existing Hubs.National Science Week is just one of many science communication initiatives NSW Regional Science Hubs support.
Download a PDF of the NSW Regional Science Hubs Terms of Reference.
For more information please contact Jackie Randles, Manager Inspiring Australia (NSW) on 02 9351 5198.