As we get ready to say goodbye to 2021 we've taken the opportunity to reflect on the past year.
The Inspiring Western Australia Small Grant round received an exceptionally high standard of applications, 15 of which were provided funding for their impressive initiatives. There was a particular interest in the stars and beyond this year with two stargazing events being supported in Narembeen and Cunderdin while the Museum of the Great Southern delivered 'Space Heroes: survival on a hostile planet'. We were thrilled to be a financial partner with White Spark Pictures for their production of Beyond the Milk Way, a virtual reality experience exploring the world's largest radio telescope. We also partnered with Engineers without Borders to support the delivery of their Regioneering program. So, to our STEM community, we'd like to say a massive thank you from us here at Inspiring Australia. Without your passion and ideas, we would not be able to deliver so many engaging and inspiring events across the state.
National Science Week
This year saw the delivery of another successful National Science Week. With a focus on future foods, every topic from cricket flour and alternative 'meats' to worm farming and food waste management, was explored. 17 community initiatives and events were supported across the state through the Western Australia Coordinating Committee's small-grant round. A further four were supported through their mid-tier grants. In total, 224 National Science Week events were held in WA.
Inspiring WA is lucky to have five regional hubs within its network; Great Southern Science Council, Peel Bright Minds, Roebuck Bay Working Group, Scinapse and South West Science Council.
These hubs have provided their regions with some incredible events throughout the year, we look forward to continuing to support them into 2022.
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