This week at the Australian National Science Communication Conference, Australian federal and state chief scientists speak about the need for science education to be more experiential and less about rote learning. I was impressed that they described their
interactions with politicians and each other as open. A believable bunch, I thought.
I entered a poster into the conference ‘Science as Art’ competition. The girl in the photo is mad about Antarctic krill, and so she’s voting for mine!
For me the two main messages of the conference were first, that scientists don’t have time to talk to other people, and second, that social networks are vital for connecting us to new ways of understanding.