Bugsy Claire inspires Ecology Warriors
Julatten State School students had had an introductory workshop to the Ecology Warriors Project. Earlier this year, Julatten State School P&C successfully applied for an Engaging Science Grants to position students on bright path to the future.
The P&C received a $10,000 grant for students in the wider community to develop knowledge and understandings of the unique local ecology.
The introductory workshop was facilitated by local entomologist, Dr Claire Baker, known as Bugsy Claire.
Dr Claire and her partner Marcus, a botanist and geologist, will run a series of workshops after school in Term 1 next year, for children to participate in hands-on and minds-on activities that will engage and build interest in STEM learning and future careers.
Julatten State School principal, Mrs Gaye Lovelock, considers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education as vital to our future, the future of our region and the future of our children.
Mrs Lovelock commented “Creating learning opportunities that are fun and interesting will impact positively on students to work towards having an exciting and rewarding STEM career.”
Mrs Lovelock believes that schools should encourage students to understand and embrace the technologies that affect our everyday lives.
Friday night was the first opportunity to meet with Dr Claire and her insect pets, Twiggy and Princess.
Students camped overnight at school and participated in fun activities.
The camp was a perfect way to promote interest in the STEM workshops scheduled for 2018.
The Ecology Warrior After School Project will be advertised later this term.
Children in the local area are invited on Wednesdays from 3.30pm in Term 1, 2018.
Please contact Julatten State School 4094 1130 if you would like more information.
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