Engaging Queenslanders in science strategy

The Engaging Queenslanders in science strategy 2021–24 (PDF, 968.4KB) has been developed to foster science engagement, participation and innovation to help increase health, wealth, equity, sustainability, liveability and prosperity.

We want to achieve a vision of an engaged and informed Queensland that values science, critical thinking and evidence-based decision making in everyday life.

The refreshed strategy aims to:

  • increase student participation in STEM subjects and promote STEM careers
  • increase community participation in citizen science to grow scientific literacy and contribute to scientific discovery
  • increase awareness of Queensland’s great science and grow opportunities for engagement with scientists.

It includes a range of engagement and communication programs including:

This strategy was informed by research (PDF, 1.4MB) to understand Queenslanders’ perceptions and attitudes towards science.

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Previous strategies

Did you know that anyone can be a citizen scientist?

Check out this video to learn about citizen science and all the types of scientific projects you can help in Queensland.