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Price Delivers for the Goodness, Science, Sustainability and Innovation Festival through the National Science Week Grants program

Pollinators will bring the excitement and discovery of National Science Week to the Mid West after receiving $17,500 from the Australian Government for their National Science Week Festival. 

The Goodness, Science, Sustainability and Innovation Festival will consist of 9 days of activities right across the Mid West, with an MRI machine on display, visits to the region’s science hot spots, a regional biodiversity tour and the Women in Science Breakfast. 

Assistant Minister for the Environment and Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has commended Pollinators for its commitment to involving the Australian community in our national annual celebration of science this August.

“It’s great that people in the Mid West will have the chance to explore the fascinating facets of science, helping them appreciate its contribution to our everyday lives, our wellbeing and prosperity,” Ms Price said.

“I have been a big supporter of science based programs in regional Australia, especially in the Mid West.

“The Mid West has such an amazing capacity to grow as a hub, for science and innovation, and we’ve seen that already with the growth of the space industry in our region. 

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja congratulated the grant recipients, welcoming the diversity of activities that will be offered during Australia’s largest celebration of science.

“This year’s grants recipients have exhibited tremendous creativity in offering such an exciting range of activities to engage people of all walks of life and in all corners of Australia with science,” Senator Seselja said.

“I encourage all Australians, regardless of age, background or location, to explore the fascinating range of science on offer, from robots and virtual reality to explorers and fossils.”

The Australian Government awards National Science Week grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 each year. Grants are highly competitive and support a spread of projects across Australia and across a variety of scientific fields.

More details on National Science Week, including a full list of the National Science Week Grants recipients, are available at 

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