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26 May 2019 Posted by 

Fun of science circus set to explode on the Coast

THE fun of science is set to explode on the Central Coast, when the Questacon Science Circus heads to Gosford and Woy Woy later this year.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said part of an extra $8.9M of Federal funding in the 2019-20 Budget would see Coast students benefit from pop-up science centres at schools and professional development workshops for teachers.

“Gosford and Woy Woy have been identified as lacking in science and technology engagement activities for students and the community,” Ms Andrews said.

“The study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects will be needed for many of the jobs of the future, so it’s essential for our children and the Australian economy that we increase engagement.

“Women, girls, Indigenous Australians and those in regional and remote areas continue to be underrepresented in STEM subjects and this is part of a range of initiatives to improve that situation.”

Delivered by Masters of Science Communication graduate students from the Australian National University, the circus tours to regional and remote areas link to other community initiatives, such as connecting with any Inspiring Australia hubs in the tour areas.

Established in 1985, the circus has directly engaged with more than 2.4 million Australians.


Michael Walls
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