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There are many ways to get involved in National Science Week, including attending a Science Week event, helping out at an event, or even staging your own event!
Attend an event
Browse our Victorian calendar of Science Week events to find an event that ignites your curiosity.
Run a National Science Week event
If you’ve held an event as a part of a broader festival before, you’ll find it’s pretty similar. We encourage you to program a public science-related activity on a date within (or close to) National Science Week in August and to register your event on the National site to ensure it’s included with the state-wide program. The earlier you do this, the better; it gives us the best opportunity to build interest in your event with local, regional and national media, to help find your event an audience, to assist with local partnerships and connections, and to organise provision of any Science Week materials you might like to have at your event to help make it a success.
If you’ve never run an event like this before, there’s some really terrific guidance on how to go about it available from the National site. This useful resource page includes advice on getting organised, tips on how to generate publicity, document templates and some great graphics and logos for you to use to give your event promotion some visual appeal.
Looking for event ideas? Consider taking a brain break by holding a BrainBreak Morning Tea at your workplace, school or community gathering. For school-based events head over to the Schools section of the National site for information and ideas.
Don’t forget to register your Victorian event in National Science Week
This is a national festival, and the registration process takes place on the National site. Please fill out all the fields and submit your information; the national manager of Science Week will review the submission, clarify anything that needs some further detail then, once satisfied, include your event in the program.
Can I talk to someone about my ideas for Science Week?
Please do! Your key contact for National Science Week enquiries is:
Dr Renee Beale
Victorian Science Week Lead
0404 804 384