In this lecture, Professor Durant will also report on the success of the $21 million ‘Inspiring Australia’ national initiative, launched by the Centre and now in its second year. Inspiring Australia was developed in consultation with Australian science communicators, educators, journalists and scientists. It aims to engage the community and support programs including the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science and National Science Week.
Professor Durant has a commendable commitment to informal learning in science. He is a recipient of an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his service to science education and scientific advisory roles.
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