Engaging Queenslanders in science strategy
The Engaging Queenslanders in science strategy 2021–24 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:
- encouraging citizen science in Queensland
- the Partner Up Queensland program
- the Engaging Science Grants
- the Flying Scientists program
- the Queensland Women in STEM Prize
- the Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards
- National Science Week events and activities.
This strategy was informed by research to understand Queenslanders’ perceptions and attitudes towards science.
For more information
- Engaging Queenslanders in science strategy 2021–24
- find out about our Engaging Science Grants
- read the research into Queenslanders’ perceptions and attitudes towards science.
- 2016 Engaging Queenslanders in science strategy, now replaced by the 2021–24 strategy
- Queensland citizen science strategy , now incorporated into the 2021–24 strategy.
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.