The Hunter Innovation and Science Hub (HISH) is a network of organisations within the Hunter that collaborate to deliver ongoing community science engagement programs, including during National Science Week. Our vision is to grow an inquisitive and future-enabled Hunter community.

Our website provides the community with a one-stop-shop for STEM events, competitions and resources within the Hunter.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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National Schools Poster Competition – Primary and Secondary Schools

January 1 @ 8:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
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Annually - submissions due 10 November

Annual project-based learning activity with submissions due 10 November. Teams of students identify an investigation within any area of interest; they determine a question or problem to address, then design a study and collect and analyse data and ultimately present

Children’s Day

July 4

Kids’ Education & Activity Day

Nature Is Fun

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 10:30am

One event on an unspecified date at 10:30am

Children’s Activities - from 10:30am - $5 (Bookings Essential)

Acacia Month

August 1 - August 31


NSW Super Challenge

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 2:30 pm

The Science and Engineering Newcastle Committee are hosting the NSW Super Challenge at The Forum at The Newcastle University. 28 of the best schools from across NSW will compete over three days at this event for a position in the

Hunter Science Festival 2017

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Hunter Innovation and Science Hub is holding its annual Hunter Science Festival for 2017! Come along to the Newcastle Museum to be wowed and inspired by a huge array of science activities and displays. The festival is a celebration

Biodiversity Month

September 1 - September 30


Father’s Day

September 3

Family Day Out, Music & Food


September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Col Maybury has been for nearly 30 years President of the Astronomical Society of the Hunter. For 16 years he was an Astronomy and Science reporter with 2NUR FM. He wrote an astronomy column for the Mercury for nearly 20

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