Your donation to the Enlightening Campaign will help turn around the decline in scientific literacy in Australia. A decline in home-grown scientists will make Australia dependent on the research and technological advancements of other nations and lessen our ability to translate these advancements for our domestic needs. In addition, a decline in scientific literacy in the community renders the average Australian less able to contribute to informed debate about important issues such as genetically modified food, immunisation and stem cell therapy.
The Enlightening Campaign is the Australian Academy of Science’s initiative to reverse this decline, which we see as a major threat to the future prosperity of this nation. The Academy has developed a strategic response that will empower us to provide stronger national leadership to Australia’s education system, governments, and to the community at large.
Thank you for being among the visionary Australians who are giving to this campaign.