The vision for Goodness is to be the premier regional festival focused on science, sustainability and innovation. Every year more than 3000 people engage with the Festival.

Pollinators Inc is leading on this as a contribution to our vision that by 2020 Greater Geraldton is recognised globally as a model for sustainable communities.


The Goodness Festival 2017 overall objective is to inspire and engage more than 3000 people in science, sustainability and innovation engagement activities through a week-long festival of activities. We have specific purposes aligned with National Science Week, Pollinators and Scinapse strategies.

  • Purpose 1: To spark broad interest in science, sustainability and innovation — using everyday activities and interests as a entry point for deeper experiences and understanding.
  • Purpose 2: To help move those who are simply interested to become engaged — partnering with locals to create pathways to ongoing engagement in community or research activities.
  • Purpose 3: To provide opportunities for all — ensuring a mix of the types, timing and level of activities and the way in which they are promoted.
  • Purpose 4: To foster partnerships between the community, research organisations and industry — working practically together on themes, activities to achieve mutual outcomes.
  • Purpose 5: To trial new engagement methods and showcase innovative content— use technology for webcasting and outreach, sharing pitches, ideas and innovations.


  • Engagement – with nature, science, each other, past, present and future,
  • Energy – enabling expression of our passion, intelligence, drive and creativity,
  • Enquiry – into local opportunities, global challenges and collaborative solutions,
  • Enjoyment – having fun while engaging in critical discussions and serious topics.


Coordination – Mark Canny mark.canny@gmail.com Mob: 0428 617 205

Organisation – Emma Jackson Emma.Jackson@nacc.com.au Mob: 0438 925 058

Engagement – Kirsty Kipling community@pollinators.org.au Mob: 0435 200 898

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