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National science week - Science of the sea

15 - 23 August 2020

Become a citizen scientist this National Science Week! The biggest science event of the year is back, celebrating the ‘Science of the Sea’. Discover the science of our oceans, beaches and marine life, find out how you can contribute to their sustainability, and get access to marine scientists and science experts.

Explore our full 'Science of the Sea' program guide for more information about our action-packed program of FREE virtual events and activities for all ages.

National Science Week competition

Get creative and be in to win some great prizes, including the chance to have an up-close-and-personal experience with marine life at Sea World! Express your passion for our planet's oceans and let us help you spread your message, highlighting the need to protect our oceans and marine life. There are categories for all ages, so everyone can get involved! Entries must be in by Sunday 23 August. See our Competitions page for more details!


Browse what's on in National Science Week and secure your places now. Don't miss our our amazing online events and activities including:

See all of our FREE National Science Week events and book now!


Check out our National Science Week reading lists for some great resources:

Tim Flannery collection - books and eBooks
Everything Science
Science non-fiction
Science for kids
OverDrive (eBooks)
OverDrive Science for kids (eBooks)

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government.

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