Splendour in the Grass

Inspiring Australia has joined forces with Future Crunch to bring science programming to the popular music festival Splendour in the Grass. Held in Bryon Bay from 21 to 23 July and attracting around 35,000 people, this year’s science line-up will include Dr Karl joined by a host of researchers who enjoy connecting with audiences in hands on, informal ways.

The three-day Science X Splendour program seeks to combine amazing talks, workshops and experiences to explore hot topics like sustainability, food security, microbiomes, neuro-imaging, and the neuroscience behind Trump Administration tactics. Science X Splendour will also provide an opportunity for the local science community to get involved, including researchers from Southern Cross University and members of the Northern Rivers Science Hub.

With music, hands-on demos and incredible visuals, Science X Splendour will provide festival goers with a chance to talk with the experts and explore how science influences our everyday life, from our newsfeeds to healthcare, the food we eat to the air we breathe.

Splendour in the Grass represents a singular opportunity for Inspiring Australia to engage large audience numbers with science, with 18-25 year olds comprising more than 70% of its audience. Increasing STEM literacy amongst this age group is a significant priority for us and we’re thrilled that Splendour shares out mission to show why science matters and become more aware of how it shapes our lives.

We’re on the lookout for NSW researchers who would like to get involved! If you are a researcher who would like to attend Splendour in the Grass and be part of this event, please send an email to inspiring.nsw@sydney.edu.au