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Regional Science Champions Project
Professional STEM Training for Regional Libraries

The Regional Science Champions project is a joint initiative between Inspiring Victoria, Scienceworks and Public Libraries Victoria – with the goal of delivering Professional Development training in STEM activities for regional Libraries.

Participating librarians receive training that build their capacity to deliver their own STEM activities to their local communities during Science Week and throughout the year, with a particular focus on how to deliver online programs.

The training includes:

  • How to set up online events
  • Science experiment ideas for online STEM shows
  • How to engage local Science Ambassadors
  • Networking and building partnerships
  • Public STEM resources for audience participation from home
  • How to maximise social media impact
  • Evaluating project success

The training is ran by Scienceworks Programs Manager, Kate Barnard, and participating librarians receive ongoing support from Scienceworks to keep delivering online STEM programs.


Kate Barnard photo: Scale Free Network
Rube Goldberg Machine Inspired Competition, "Kinetic Connection", Ran By The Wendouree Library Team.

Pilot Program: The Beginning of a Legacy

Read about the success of the pilot program leading up to National Science Week 2020.

Read Testimonials Here

Check out what former Regional Champions were able to accomplish after participating in the Regional Science Champions program!

Get Involved!

The Regional Champions Project has more free training programs on offer in 2021. The next training options are February – June 2021 with details on the Registration form here.

Victoria map with pins
Nine librarians from six libraries (marked in red) across Victoria became the first Regional Science Champions. There are now an additional nineteen champions currently being trained across a further seven regions (marked in blue). We look forward to placing many more pins on this map!
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