Outreach activities

2018 China International Contest of Popular Science Works

"Mirror Maze” exhibit won 3rd prize at the 2018 China International Contest of Popular Science Works.

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Outreach blog: First Week of Tour

If you’ve ever wanted to feel how it is to be a rock star, join the Shell Questacon Science Circus.

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CPAS students at Stargazing Live

Students from CPAS and RSAA produced over 30 minutes of educational videos which were sent to almost every school in Australia.

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Abby Hodges

2018 Science Circus Tour Japan Launch

Questacon will take their popular Science Circus outreach program to Japan in October this year as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.

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CPAS Alumni: The Cheeky Neurons Take on The World

CPAS alumni Jo Adams started the Cheeky Neurons project as part of her Masters of Science Communication.

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Disability & Gender Initiative in Zimbabwe & Zambia

CPAS PhD researcher Vanessa de Kauwe and visiting scholar Dr Stuart Kohlhagen are currently working in Zimbabwe & Zambia on the Science Circus Africa: Gender and Disability Initiative.

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A visually impaired student's first ever practical science demonstration

Science Circus Africa: Disability & Gender Initiative

CPAS PhD student Vanessa de Kauwe left Australia on March 2 for Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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2017 workshop at CPAS

Underwater Craft Lab: student exhibit at Dickson Library

CPAS alumni Phoebe Armitage has created the collection of 40 handmade puppets of sea creatures.

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Underwater Craft Lab display

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:  19 November 2018/Responsible Officer:  CPAS web officer/Page Contact:  CPAS webmaster