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Issue 8 : December 2023

As the 2023 school year draws to a close, we reflect on a busy but wonderful year championing science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) learning in so many ways. We thank the teachers, STEM professionals, program volunteers, parents, students, industry and university partners, and supporters of all kinds who have connected with CSIRO Education this year.

We welcome a well-earned break, but not without celebrating some recent achievements in term 4 and a look ahead at several opportunities in early 2024. From all at CSIRO Education, we wish you well over the school holidays, and look forward to connecting with you again next year.

Don't miss out!

Final call for Adult Future Shapers

Applications for the 2024 intake of Future Shapers ends at midnight this Friday, 15 December! You could be winging your way to an opportunity somewhere in the country or setting your students up with a tailored resource pack or event. Get recognised for helping young people build skills like curiosity and problem solving, and co-design your own prize.

Apply now!

Program news

Unique teacher professional learning opportunity

For teachers: 2024 Astronomy Workshop in Parkes

CSIRO Space and Astronomy are running a three-day teacher astronomy workshop at our Parkes Observatory from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 May 2024. Participants will meet astronomers and astronomy education experts, tour the telescope, and learn about some of the latest discoveries in space. Grow confident in teaching astronomical concepts, and learn how to run a viewing night and incorporate real data in the classroom. No background or training in astronomy is required. Bookings are limited - find out more by clicking the link above.

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