The annual celebration of science and technology is held every August in Australia. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world and encourage an interest in science among the general public and young people.

The Department of Agriculture and Food invites you to discover what is lurking in your pantry with a free trap to help track down visitors and report finds using the MyPestGuide reported app (

Be a wildlife spotter and help researchers by spotting quolls, malleefowl, Tassie devils and others captured in photos. Citizen scientists are needed to identify almost a million images taken across Australia by automated cameras. Look to the Science Week website for more details of how to participate.

The Perth Science festival has stalls, experiments, science theatre involving reptiles, native animals, electric vehicles and the World Biotech Tour on Saturday August 13th at the Perth Cultural centre from 10 am. for your local events

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