august 10 - 22, 2021

Given the current restrictions we will be celebrating 7 Decades in 7 Days virtually and invite you all to join us for free online across National Science Week. 

Decades in 7 Days is an opportunity to bring people together, to step into the virtual world with  students, families and friends, explore across 7 fun filled days in our Virtual Reality,  converge in thought and space, celebrate the sense of community, that makes us great

Across the period of National Science Week and in partnership with some of NSW’s significant cultural institutions, Tribal Warrior, the Australian Museum, Taronga Zoo, Garvan Institute and the Powerhouse Museum, we will showcase advances in science and education. Events will include exhibitions and forums on women trailblazers, panel discussions on the advances in medical sciences and environmental education, talks that encourage critical thinking about pioneering science and exploring the diverse environment within which we live.


70 years is a long time in scientific advancement, during this time, Australia pioneered the way in cochlear implants that gave hearing to hundreds of thousands of deaf people, we have revolutionised mental health treatment, we forged the way in ultrasound technology that has had an impact on millions of people and we have driven technology that has ensured safe flight. It’s a moment to celebrate. Behind the scientists that drive this innovation and progress for a better world were the science teachers, who believed in inspiring their students, who supported them to reach further and higher and remain curious about the world in which we live.  

2021 is the 70th Anniversary of the Science Teachers Association for NSW and we will be celebrating the scientific and educational advancements that have taken place across the last 70 years during 7 Decades in 7 Days across National Science Week. 

It will be an opportunity to celebrate the richness of our scientific endeavours, to explore how we as a society have engaged with, been challenged by and benefited from scientific advancements. We’ll create opportunities to recognise some of our great trailblazers and reflect on how we support the development and growth of pioneering thinkers.

7 Decades in 7 Days is supported by Inspiring Australia NSW as part of National Science Week.



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