Science bootcamp

Science bootcamp is an immersive CSIRO science experience for secondary school students. CSIRO Education and Outreach host science bootcamp in various capital cities throughout the year.

The two-day program exposes secondary school-aged students to authentic scientific research in contemporary research facilities and gives the students the chance to meet and talk with CSIRO researchers. Students visit working laboratories and see the research currently being performed by scientists, researchers and technicians.

Science Bootcamp exposes secondary school students to real scientific research.

It's great to give students a chance to meet scientists and see where they work. We hope a behind-the-scenes look at real science spaces and meeting CSIRO scientists will inspire the students to consider careers in science and engineering, and we want the best students to consider careers at CSIRO.

— Chris Krishna-Pillay, Community Engagement Manager

During the two day Bootcamp students will undertake various investigations and activities using scientific apparatus and technology. Check individual Bootcamp pages for the specific details of local Bootcamp content.

Upcoming Bootcamps

Bookings for September/October Bootcamps will open Monday 15 August.

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Bootcamp dates:

  • Brisbane 21-22 September
  • Canberra 29-30 September
  • Hobart 4-5 October
  • Adelaide 13-14 October


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