STEM’s Fun Palaces arrive in Jandowae
STUDENTS across the Western Downs have been engaged by the Fun Palaces program.
On Saturday the program will be in Jandowae.
The Fun Palaces series has been travelling from town to town teaching kids about STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
This year’s Fun Palaces partnered with the Queensland Museum’s Future Makers program.
Future Makers is a partnership between Queensland Museum and Shell’s QGC focusing on raising awareness of the value of STEM education.
The partnership has allowed Fun Palaces to expand and include new activities.
One new section focuses on palaeontology which boasts life-sized megafauna panels and children’s entertainer Jurassic Jane.
Western Downs Regional Council Spokesperson for Community and Cultural Development Councillor Kaye Maguire said preparing students for the future was important for the region.
“Many of the industries in the Western Downs rely heavily on science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” she said.
“This program also lets kids explore their creative side through the Arts and they have been blown away by the number of activities on offer.”
Fun Palaces will be running from 10am to 1pm on Saturday at the Jandowae Library.