The Tasmanian Science Talent Search (TSTS) is an annual program run by the Science Teachers’ Association of Tasmania. A key aim of the TSTS is to inspire a lifelong interest in science by encouraging students to undertake project work in the sciences which is current and personally relevant. Part of this is giving students the opportunity to communicate their learning and discoveries to an audience in the wider community, along with acknowledging student effort and celebrating high achievement in the sciences.

This year’s theme is “Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans.” This links to the 2020 National Science Week theme and is particularly relevant to our island State.

Students of all school ages (from Early Learning onwards) are invited to consider participation in any one or more of several sections: Picture Story Books, Creative Writing, Posters, Photographic Essays, Videos, Scientific Essays and a STEM Challenge.

Interested students and families will find more information at

Those looking for more learning opportunities at this time might find some ideas among the suggested activities there. This could be simply to do some investigating for personal learning and pleasure or to consider entering work in line with the TSTS criteria.

Lachie Wright    
Head of Junior School