About Scinapse

Scinapse is a growing voluntary network of more than 80 organisations and individuals in the Mid West region of Western Australia who are passionate about science and the way it helps us understand our world. We work together to create great science-based activities including: 

Science talk
lectures, movies, shows and workshops
Science connect
Getting scientists together with the public in a range of hands-on ways
Science at work
Professional development events for the region’s scientists and science communicators.

Join us and share your ideas, enthusiasm, photos, or discoveries on anything related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related topics: email connect@scinapse.org.au


Supported by Inspiring Western Australia

Our Vision

is to see a strong Mid West community purposefully engaged with science

How to get involved

Join one of our upcoming activities

Sign up for our newsletter

Lead on an activity

Scinapse partners with local people and organisations to run science engagement activities. Past activities have included film nights, tours of research facilities, community science nights, science talks, festivals and coding clubs.

We work with partners who take a ‘lead’ on the events. Scinapse can support you with:

Cash funding to match or boost your cash or in-kind contribution
Marketing support to reach the appropriate audiences
Coordination support with logistics, venue, catering
Evaluation forms

The steps and process for ‘ideas’ becoming Scinapse events is summarised in the image below. Don’t be daunted though, this whole process can be very quick and easy.


The first step is can be either to call the Scinapse coordinator on (08) 9965 5371 or go ahead and submit a brief Expression of Interest or suggestion for an event

The criteria Scinapse uses to assess ideas and opportunities are in a downloadable pdf:criteria-for-scinapse-activities


We are a team of volunteers who are passionate about science and we’d love you to join us. There are several ways you can be part of this group of like-minded science lovers:

Join our committee – We meet monthly to discuss events and ways of better engaging the general community with science activities. Email connect@scinapse.org.au

Join our membership – Sign up to receive updates on Scinapse activities and events, and to get involved in them.

Propose an event that we can support you to run.

Read about recent activities

Mission and Strategy

Click on the image below to download the 2012-15 Scinapse (formerly MWSEG) strategy: mwseg-strategy-one-page-summary-feb-2012

Members and partners

Western Australian Museum Geraldton

Northern Agricultural Catchments Council

Central Regional TAFE


Inspiring Australia

Pollinators Inc

Geraldton Regional Community Education Centre

Geraldton Grammar School

Friends of Geraldton Gardens Inc

Geraldton Universities Centre

Bendigo Bank Geraldton

Leaning Tree Community School

Strathalbyn Christian College