The Queensland Science Network is an unincorporated collaboration between more than 20 not-for-profit societies based in Queensland, Australia. They are groups who collect or disseminate knowledge about the natural resources and environment of the State as a core activity.
The Queensland Science Network aims to:>
- promote the value of, and encourage involvement in, science;
- foster collaboration in research, public events and other activities;
- publicise seminars, field excursions and other events of member groups;
- host an archive of publications, teaching materials and other resources in an accessible "science library; and
- develop policy and advocate on issues of common concern.
‘Science’ is the application of scientific method to observations and data. The Network is not a professional institute and there is no suggestion that participation is limited to tertiary qualified scientists. ‘Citizen science’ is regarded as a distinctive form of scientific activity.
The Network is strictly non-partisan and independent of political factions. Although it may advocate for protection of environmental assets, on the basis of scientific evidence, it is not an activist campaigner.
The Queensland Science Network was born at a meeting held in Brisbane in October 2016. The Network is hosted by The Royal Society of Queensland, the State’s oldest learned academy.
The domain www.scienceqld.org is a registered address of the Society and is being developed as a portal into non-government, non-university scientific knowledge, complementing the Queensland Government’s science sites.
The logo was designed by Graphic Springs in 2017.
Applying to become a member
We welcome applications from societies involved in all branches of science. To join, your society needs to be:
- actively engaged in scientific research or natural history
- based in, or active in, Queensland
Please note: Whilst our members may be involved in some campaigning, we do not accept groups whose work is predominantly activist in nature.
For all enquiries about The Queensland Science Network, please contact the Society's Secretary via email@example.com.
You can also get in touch via our Facebook page.