Gympie Regional STEM Hub coordinates a collaboration between the STEM groups in the region to create a fun, free event for year 4, 5 and 6 students in the Gympie Region.
The goal is to inspire young Gympie Region students to enjoy STEM subjects and increase their STEM knowledge through both scientific experiences and Sci-art as a communication tool for Science through enjoyable and exciting hands-on engagement with environmental science and technology.
The students will experience STEM as it relates to their region from the bush to the beach, learning about the disciplines, developing new skills and learning about their region’s beauty and importance. They will be inspired to be “change makers” by understanding their role in caring for this unique part of the world. Local groups and organisations will combine science and art to educate children in a carnival of activities.
All kinds of people from across the community will gather to share their skills and help children show off their talents and learn new skills while learning about technology and Science, engineering and maths, sustainability and the local environment from the bush to the beach. The students will take part a diverse range of activities that could include things such as experiments and serious games; create art about local wildlife; and explore the scientific mysteries of our corner of the weird and wonderful world.
Activities will be provided by local members of the community including citizen scientists, professional scientist, technologists and nature enthusiasts to demonstrate that everyone can be involved in STEM.
The following list of partners who have agreed to provide activities in the past: Gympie and District Landcare; Cooloola Coastcare; Gympie Regional STEM Hub, Gympie Bone Museum , Education Queensland STEM Girl Ambassadors; the Gympie Regional Libraries; Australian Native Animal Rescue and Rehab (Animal welfare); Cooloola City Farm; and schools across the region with specialist STEM expertise.