SIMS is excited to take part in another National Science Week, with some amazing marine science activities on offer featuring SIMS researchers, projects, and scientists from our member universities!

Sydney Science Trail

Head to their website to start your mission – activites will be open for one month only!  

Operation Crayweed – Help the Operation Crayweed team restore Sydney’s missing underwater forests through a choose-your-own-adventure game!

Living Seawalls – Go on a virtual field tour along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour to see how a team of scientists and designers are creating ‘seawalls’ that are alive with native marine life.

A Day in the Life of Dr Katherina Petrou – Ever wanted to venture to Antarctica? Take a virtual trip with UTS Scientist Dr Katherina Petrou, as she conducts research into marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and their effect on ocean productivity.  

We Still Need to Talk about Climate ChangeWednesday 19th August from 6:30-7:30 – Join the live stream event to find out to turn climate conversations into climate solutions, featuring marine ecologist A/Prof Adriana Verges and climate scientist Prof Tim Flannery. Register here.


The Deep Blue: On My Doorstep Podcast Series

Hosted by Associate Professor Tracy Ainsworth, a coral biologist from UNSW Sydney, this new series of 12 podcasts for National Science Week will focus of research being undertaken in Australia by leading marine experts, talking about the marine places on their doorsteps that have inspired them and how their love of these places has influenced their life’s work.

Available on iTunes, Spotify, and the UNSW Website


Beer & Algae: Brewing a Greener Future

Algae and beer. Sounds like a match made in heaven! Independent brewery Young Henrys were on a mission to tackle their carbon emissions, when they came across the Climate Change Cluster (C3) research institute at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Together they have been on a two year journey to help reduce this impact through a world-first solution using algae as a natural and efficient converter of turning carbon dioxide into oxygen.

This National Science Week join the University of Technology Sydney’s Deep Green Biotech Hub and Young Henrys for a UTS Science in Focus online event. The virtual tour will be a springboard into a live interactive panel discussion around the broader world of practical applications of sustainable initiatives for other everyday businesses. Register here.