About the Great Southern Science Council

The GSSC is a group of volunteers who live and work in the beautiful and diverse Great Southern region of Western Australia. All are passionate about the region and about science, and have come together to promote science, science education, and research into this region. These aims are supported by the provision of information and support, encouraging collaboration and promoting science to the wider community.  See more details and current objectives...




Science in the Great Southern

Great Southern Science Links

Science in the Media

Scholarships

Contact:
Craig Sinclair
Research Fellow
The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia
UWA Albany Centre
31 Stirling Terrace, Albany, Western Australia, 6330
phone: 9842 0829


GSSC is supported by
Inspiring Australia and ScienceNetworkWA

Great Southern Great Science Symposium

The Great Southern Science Council with the Western Australia Chief Scientist, the WA Museum (Albany) and the University of Western Australia's Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management host an annual (normally held in August) conference in Albany to showcase the excellent science that is taking place in the Great Southern and South Coast.

The symposium is aimed at scientists, professionals, students and members of the community with an interest in science research and teaching in the region. Would you like to get involved? Are you interested in attending?  Get more details...

Did you know?

The Great Southern is an amazing place, the home of a World Heritage listed biodiversity hotspot and any number of endemic animal and plant species. Mountains (OK, hills), rivers, lakes, inlets and the ocean provide endless places to investigate the natural world. Would you like to know more about this region? Each month we present a new insight.  Be enlightened...

 What's on next?

(PDF in a new window)  Albany Museum events poster...
Citizen Science

PhD not required. Contribute to the advancement of knowledge by getting involved in a project with other interested community members and professional scientists.  Release your inner Einstein...

Great Southern Science Trail

The Great Southern Science Trail shows where you can discover science in and around the Great Southern. Your journey of discovery might be through formal study at UWA or GSIT; attending public talks at UWA, the WA Museum or the Albany Public Library; or interacting with displays at Whaleworld, Kodja Place, Yongergnow or Two Peoples Bay. The trail also includes walks in some of the spectacular National Parks where you can learn about the landscape, soils, rocks, plants and animals of the region.  On your bike...

Science education contacts and resources

Do you want to link with other science teachers? Find out what resources are available for students and teachers? Investigate science education providers, resources and competitions within the Great Southern and beyond.  Engage...

Scientists of the Great Southern

A large number of scientists work in the Great Southern region; academics, teachers, retired scientists, students and interested laypeople. But if you are a student looking for a supervisor, a person wondering what the strange plant in your backyard is, a company looking for specialist help to carry out an analysis, or even an organiser looking for an entertaining after-dinner speaker, how do you find them?  Try here...

Are you a local scientist? Would you like to be profiled on this website?  It's easy...

Research Priorities in the Great Southern

Are you interested in which projects are currently being carried out in the Great Southern? What areas are considered priorities and where your research could fit in? Want to have your say?  Get involved...

The Great Southern Science Council recently coordinated a health research priorities workshop for the Great Southern region. See a copy of the report and  Find out more...

Science happenings

Scientific musings, write-ups of scientific events in the region, opinions on science policy and priorities for the region, science news and more; what are the current topics of conversation around the centrifuge in the Great Southern?  Find out...