Enabling the WA Museum to deliver programs that make a real difference
FameLab Australia 2024 - applications now open
Calling all early career researchers - this is your chance to gain the skills to make your science research famous!
Apply now to participated in the world's largest science communication training program and competition.
FameLab is the largest public-facing science communication training program and competition in the world.
The Foundation for the WA Museum is the producer and country host organisation of FameLab Australia. The focus of FameLab Australia is to promote excellence in science communication for early career STEM researchers in universities and industry.
Ngalang Koort Conversations
Supported by Founding Partner Wesfarmers, the Foundation for the WA Museum has created Ngalang Koort ("Our Heart") Conversations, a new lecture series, where acclaimed international speakers will explore topics of global importance.
Renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling was the inaugural speaker of the series in 2023.
A loan box full of buzz!
The Foundation's 2021 Impact Circle members funded a legacy education program which focussed on the Mungurragurra/ Dawson's Burrowing Bees.
This project was a multi-departmental collaboration, supporting Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre. The collaboration enhanced the visitor experience in the interpretive centre and created multiple entry points for local and visiting primary and secondary schools.
As part of the project, learning experiences for school-aged children were developed and an educational loan box for schools and educators was created that is relevant, fun and highly valued.
An unforgettable learning experience thanks to Forrest Research Foundation
In 2023, the Foundation for the WA Museum partnered with Forrest Resarch Foundation to provide the finalists of the national science communication competition and training program, FameLab Australia, with an unforgettable learning exprience in Perth.
The Forrest Research Foundation provided accommodation for the 12 finalists at Forrest Hall during their stay in Perth, and made the Forrest Hall meeting room and shared facilities available for use during their immersive 3-day science communication experience in Perth.
What participants said
FameLab 2023 received enthusiastic feedback from program participants!
"Doing FameLab was one of the highlights of my PhD!"
"My communication (lectures, workshops, conference presentations) has drastically improved and I have more confidence."