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
Contact: , Sustainability Coordinator
Murrumbidgee Science Hub:
Carrathool Shire Council, Goolgowi Public School and South West Arts.
Lead organisation:Carrathool Shire Council
Eastern Riverina Science Hub:
The Wired Lab, Cootamundra High School, U3A, Eastern Riverina Arts and the Distance Education Unit.
Lead organisation:The Wired Lab
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 and the New England Regional Art Museum.
Lead organisation: The Catalyst Club
Contact: Cherene Spendlove
Murray Science Hub:
Murray Arts, Albury Wodonga Community College, Indigenous elders, environment groups and the Astronomical Society of Albury-Wodonga.
Lead organisation:Astronomical Society of Albury-Wodonga Inc
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
Hunter Science Hub:
Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment, Science and Engineering Challege, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Museum
Lead organisation:Science and Engineering Challege
Western Sydney Science Hub:
Penrith South Public School, CWA Penrith, National Parks and Wildlife and Apple.
Lead organisation: Penrith South Public School
Eastern Sydney Science Hub:
Centennial Parklands, Randwick Council, Sydney Observatory, University of New South Wales
Lead organisation: Centennial Parklands
National Science Week is just one of many science communication initiatives NSW Regional Science Hubs support.
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.
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.