National Science Week Queensland
14 – 22 August 2021

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.

These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.

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2021 Seed Grant Recipients

From a fashion project to an after-dark library experience this year’s National Science Week is set to inspire and ignite your curiosity with an array of exciting STEM activations, delivered by community event-holders.

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National Science Week is a collection of events staged by individuals and organisations that together make up one of Australia’s largest festivals.

Online Resources

Last year Inspiring Australia teamed up with specialists in online education Virtual Excursions Australia to deliver a bespoke program to support those who deliver science engagement programs targeting the general community.


The school theme for National Science Week 2021 is Food: Different by Design. It honours the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables and the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

We are living in an era of change, a new dawn of time where humanity’s impact on earth is more profound than ever before. What does this mean for the future of our food? How can science and technology help us protect our soils and explore alternative food sources?

The time has come to try innovative solutions for the future of food on our planet.

Future Earth needs us.

To succeed in bringing humanity back from the brink we need great minds, a collective force, shared knowledge, and a global transdisciplinary approach to a sustainable existence on Earth.

Join National Science Week Queensland on a journey to discover all that is possible in creating a brilliantly bright and sustainable future of food through science. Unlocking the past, present and ‘future normal’ of life on earth through science.

Watch last year’s live Stream Events

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Q&A with
STEM Experts

Year 10 students from regional schools across Queensland ask 15 experts who enjoy science, technology, engineering or maths-based careers all about their passion for STEM and what their everyday is really like in the workplace or out in the field.

Read answers from engineers, scientists, researchers and outstanding entrepreneurs.

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