Launching National Science Week, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said event organisers had shown great resourcefulness in rapidly adapting to the circumstances of the pandemic.

Brookman Fitzgerald created an online digital Forum to allow for the change from a physical Canberra conference to a webcast of more than a dozen high profile STEM champions.

“As they say, necessity is the mother of invention and this year we’ve seen incredible inventiveness and a can-do attitude to ensure National Science Week can go ahead,” Minister Andrews said.

“Despite being faced with the challenge of COVID-19, the solution of holding virtual events has opened up new opportunities to get science into the households of more Australians. This year Australians will be able to participate in events held right across the country, not just in their own state or territory.

Of the 740 plus public events, more than 570 are online or home-based. To register for the event click on the link below,

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National Science Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of science. From 15 to 23 August 2020, people from all over the country will participate in 1,120 virtual tours, online events and DIY science and citizen science projects that showcase the best of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Australia.

For more information go to: www.scienceweek.net.au