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Regional Science Champions Project
Professional STEM Training for Regional Libraries

In an exciting new partnership with Scienceworks and Public Libraries Victoria, regional Libraries received Professional Development training in STEM activities. Six regions across Victoria and their library staff, participated in the project as a Science Week event. This training is a new initiative for Science Week that will build the capacity of Librarians 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 included setting up an online event, science experiment ideas for online STEM shows, engaging local Science Ambassadors, networking and building partnerships, public STEM resources for audience participation from home, maximising social media impact, and evaluating project success. Guided by Scienceworks Programs Manager, Kate Barnard, regional librarian participants receive ongoing support from the great Victorian public institution, Scienceworks, to keep delivering online STEM programs.

 

 

Kate Barnard, conducting an online training session.
Pilot Program: The Beginning Of A Legacy

Pilot Program: The Beginning of a Legacy

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

Get Involved!

The Regional Champions Project is being extended for additional training in October/November 2020 and in 2021!

Registration for the October/November 2020 training has closed. Public Libraries interested in participating in the next training round can come back here to register their interest at a later date.

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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