Outreach activities

CPAS wins ANU Outreach Award for Contribution to the Community

The award was presented at the 2016 ANU Media and Outreach Awards held on 7 December.

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Rod Lamberts: Seven ways communicating risk can fail

CPAS's resident risk coms expert Dr Rod Lamberts has written on the topic in an article for 'The Conversation'.

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CPAS researchers question the new format for the ABC's Catalyst

Joan Leach, Merryn McKinnon and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg defend the need for accurate, impartial, critical reporting on Australian science in an article for 'The Conversation'.

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Dr Sean Perera speaks at Science and Technology for Society Sri Lanka Forum

The CPAS academic was an invited expert expatriate at the September meeting, and also spoke about sci com on Sri Lankan television.

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Will Grant: Anti-expert sentiment means intellectuals need to be part of something better

The CPAS researcher reflects on anti-expert rhetoric in the current global political environment in an article for The Greens Magazine.

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Rod Lamberts & Will Grant: A pub brawl over research funding doesn’t benefit any of us

The CPAS dynamic duo take on the populist media pundits who mock taxpayer-funded research, in a new piece for 'The Conversation'.

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The biggest focus of science communication practice is science outreach: activities that place science in the public arena for discussion, dialogue, debate and entertainment. The roots of CPAS are in outreach activities, through the early days of the Questacon Science Circus, and outreach has always been at the centre of what CPAS is about.

In the twenty-first century, CPAS staff and students participate in science presentations, dialogue and commentary while also teaching outreach skills to students and conducting research into improving and evaluating outreach activities. Our outreach offerings have greatly diversified in recent decades. CPAS staff and students put the theory into practice through many public activities in Australia, internationally, online and through broadcast media. Explore our outreach activities and achievements through the links on these pages.

From 2012-2014 we kept records of one off events CPAS people participated in as well as major outreach projects, and you can find those records here.

In Australia

Find out more about CPAS outreach local to Canberra and within Australia.

Outside Australia

CPAS boasts numerous outreach links with the international community.

Online and On Air

Explore CPAS outreach activities on the web and in broadcast media.

Updated:  23 February 2017/Responsible Officer:  CPAS web officer/Page Contact:  CPAS webmaster