Outreach activities

Joan Leach: Science journalism is in Australia’s interest, but needs support to thrive

The CPAS Director has written about the decline and importance of Australian science journalism in an article for The Conversation.

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African pop-up science exhibition wows students

CPAS's visiting Australia Awards fellows created an exhibition at the Botswanan High Commission on 22 May.

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Graham Walker: Science Circus Southeast Asia?

CPAS is investigating spreading the Science Circus Africa model to Southeast Asia, writes Graham Walker in an article for 'New Mandala'.

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CPAS collaboration with African science centres

CPAS has welcomed 15 future and current leaders of Africa’s science centre movement for six weeks of intensive training, as part of a DFAT Australia Awards Fellowship.

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Rod Lamberts: Distrust of experts happens when we forget they're human beings

Dr Rod comments on the phenomenon of societal distrust of experts in a new article for 'The Conversation'.

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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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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:  20 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  CPAS web officer/Page Contact:  CPAS webmaster