About Young Tassie Scientists
The Young Tassie Scientists program aims to broaden the profile of science throughout Tasmania and to provide insights into working as a scientist.
The Young Tassie Scientist program brings scientists into classrooms around Tasmania during National Science Week.
The Young Tassie Scientist program supports the three strands of the Australian Science Curriculum, as follows:
Science as a Human Endeavour
Showing how scientists think and work in different contexts, and implications of their research for society and the environment
Scientific Inquiry Skills
Illustrating ways in which scientists investigate and explain the world
Providing opportunities for students to engage with established scientific knowledge and cutting-edge research
20 years of YTS
2022 marks 20 years of the Young Tassie Scientists program
For the past two decades this majority volunteer-delivered program has run alongside National Science Week to assist in raising science aspirations for school aged children across Tasmania.
FREE school visits for Primary & Secondary classes!
The Young Tassie Scientists are on the road every August, visiting regional schools in celebration of National Science Week.
Check the ‘School Visit’ page for more information. Applications for visits have now closed for 2023 but will open again in 2024.
Young Tassie Scientists support and run National Science Week events across Tasmania!
The Young Tassie Scientists are contributing to community science celebrations and other National Science Week events in 2022. Check the ‘Events’ page for more information.