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Women in STEM Conference at Melbourne Zoo (all schools)

Females are drastically underrepresented in STEM subjects and jobs across the planet – let’s change that! On the eve of National Science Week 2019, educate and inspire your Year 7–10 students by connecting with real-world STEM mentors and case studies. This conference is especially for secondary schools.

When: Friday, August 2 2019. 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
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Where: Melbourne Zoo
Elliott Avenue, Parkville, VIC, 3052
Topic: Environment and nature, Health and medical, Innovation and technology
Cost: $19 per student (normal Zoo entry). Free for any accompanying teachers and adults.
Bookings: https://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne/whats-on/women-in-stem-a-conference-for-year-710-students
Other: Wheelchair access

Women in STEM: Future Careers, 21st Century Skills and Role Models

Females are drastically underrepresented in STEM subjects and jobs across the planet – let’s change that! On the eve of National Science Week 2019, educate and inspire your Year 7–10 students by connecting with real-world STEM mentors and case studies. This conference is especially for secondary schools and hosted by Zoos Victoria and girledworld at Melbourne Zoo.

Through hands-on activities, guest speakers and reflection, this conference will explore:

  • Female STEM mentors and role models
  • Real-world case studies of women in STEM
  • The role of STEM in the future of work
  • How STEM subjects and courses can lead to future STEM education and careers
  • How personal strengths, skills and experience can be translated to STEM study and careers

Students will walk away from this conference inspired, educated and excited by relatable real-world STEM mentors. They will also tap into their learning, skills and interests to explore their place in STEM.

This program links to Victorian Curriculum Level 7–10:

  • Design and Technologies – Technologies and Society
  • Science – Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Personal and Social Capability – Development of Resilience, Collaboration
  • Critical and Creative Thinking – Questions and Possibilities
  • Sustainability

Capacity: Each school is welcome to bring up to 15 students in Years 7 – 10.

Note: Vegetarian morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided for attending teachers. Students are to bring their own rubbish-free lunch.

Contact details:

Zoos Victoria
Email: contact@zoo.org.au
Phone: 1300 966 784

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