NSW School Events

Tall Poppy events are open to all Primary and High Schools interested in helping students meet, and interact with, leading young science researchers.

There is a range of event possibilities and we are always interested in discussing individual circumstances where a passionate young scientist could value-add to an existing event or where we can tailor an activity perfect for your school. We do not charge schools for any of our events.

The Tall Poppy Campaign can coordinate activities such as:

  > School Visits
School visits can be from one class to a whole grade and can include 1 or 2 scientists.

Please contact us if you would like to enquire about a school visit.

  > Science-themed Seminars
Seminars involving Tall Poppies are planned right across the country. If you have an idea for a seminar that supports the science outcomes of your students then contact us to discuss. You can also get in touch if you would like to be invited to a seminar if they happen in your area.

If you are interested in booking a visit from the Tall Poppies, email the relevant Tall Poppy Campaign State Manager.

  > Videoconferences
The Tall Poppy Campaign has been at the forefront of providing school videoconference content to schools and students for many years. Videoconferencing is an excellent way to help bring science to life for those classes in regional or remote areas or who find it difficult to travel to outreach events.

If you’d like to find out more information or discuss being involved, contact us here.

  > Workshops for Teachers
The Tall Poppy Campaign can also assist in the development or execution of Professional Development or workshops for teachers.

Please contact us if you would like to schedule or be invited to a workshop.

  > Tall Poppy regional tours
Regional tours, which involve a handful of Tall Poppies visiting a number of regional or remote schools in an area, are possible. If schools in your area are interested in having a physical visit from some scientists then please get in contact to discuss.

  > Register your interest
If you would like your school added to our database to receive information about upcoming events in your area, contact the relevant State Manager to register. You can find contact information here.

Past Events

Women’s Week (March 7th to 13th)
  > Women In Science
Wednesday 9th of March @ Macquarie University (North Ryde)
Keynote speakers included Dr Kira Westaway, Young Tall Poppy Winner 2009 and Dr Anina Rich, Young Tall Poppy Winner 2010.
Attendees: Year9 – 12 female students and science teachers
Time and Location: 10.00 am – 2:30 pm. Registrations will open at 9.30am. Level 3 Venues, Campus Hub Building.
Cost: Free
This event was a huge success with 365 students from 15 schools attending.
The feedback from teachers and students alike proved what a great event it was!

21/7/2011 at 9am: Dr Francis Kay-Lambkin

“… thank you so very much for the opportunity to join in the conference this morning. Both myself and the other teacher (neither of us are Science trained) attended as we both realise that this school has a significant problem with the students drinking and using drugs. We are a small central school of 400 students but the evidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is much higher than any school I have worked. We know students are drinking from a very young age (primary) and have a grave concern about this. We would like to thank Dr Francis for her informative and enjoyable presentation of a topic we are very interested in. If there is a copy of the presentation, could you please let me know as we will definitely be pressuring this topic further. Once again many thanks.”

Mary R Arnold
Head Teacher Mathematics and Science
Lightning Ridge Central School

School Visits
  > May 18th – Randwick Girls High School
Dr Vanessa Venturi presented her work to the advanced mathematics girls at Randowick Girls and judging by the questions and feedback, they took a lot away from the experience. AIPS is now working with the school to develop an ongoing outreach relationship with them.