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National Science Week

The ABC is celebrating science and Science Week (12-20 August 2017) with a range of dedicated programming and audience engagement initiatives that highlight its commitment to the genre.

The ABC broadcasts more science content than any other free-to-air Australian broadcaster and is proud to present this range of new offerings for audiences of all ages, across TV, radio, digital and online.

The ABC will be kicking off Australia’s Biggest Smartphone Survey, working with researchers and audiences across multiple platforms and programs, to explore Australians’ relationship with their smartphones – for better or worse.

Meanwhile, ABC Splash, the home of digital educational content, is calling on Australian school children to get involved with the War on Waste competition.

Following on from ABC’s hugely successful series and campaign of the same name, this competition asks children to identify a waste problem and a solution.

ABC TV’s flagship science program Catalyst is back for a new series to inspire Australian audiences.

And on ABC RN, season two of the new podcast and program Science Friction delves into artificial intelligence, medicine and bias.

Michelle Guthrie, ABC Managing Director said: “At a time when other media organisations are abandoning key genres like science, the ABC is stepping up its commitment to providing distinctive, quality local programming. The ABC is committed to science broadcasting and we look forward to delivering on that commitment to our audiences across all our platforms.”

Source: ABC

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