STEM’s Fun Palaces ar­rive in Jandowae

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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