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In 2020, as the world moved into the virtual realm of video calls and digital events, STEM engagement providers were faced with an entirely new set of challenges:
How to move their hands-on learning into an online delivery mode, while still making the same impact on their audiences.
The Virtual Excursions training package was coordinated by Inspiring Australia NSW, for use across the nation.
These bespoke learning modules are a practical guide to developing and executing simple, effective and high quality STEM learning, to your audiences through digital formats.
This program was produced and delivered by Fizzics Education, Sydney Science Education and Refraction Media with support from the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer and state Inspiring Australia programs in NSW, WA, ACT, QLD and SA.
Video recordings of each of the live training modules are now available on the Virtual Excursions Australia YouTube channel and can also be accessed via these links:
Learn from Australia’s expert science engagement practitioners on getting your setup, technology and fail safe practice. Discover how to set up and deliver your event or program online, meeting security needs, what to avoid and how to create a professional, successful, engaging session for your audience.
Engaging your community with your STEAM event involves far more than watching a talking head. Learn how to make the most of your resources and talent. Discover the best ways to actively engage your audience and appropriately target online programs that community audiences will want to participate in.
Extend the reach of your online program beyond your own community by partnering and finding creative ways to promote what you are offering. Think big as you identify how to deliver maximum value to your audience. The pandemic lockdown has seen some incredible innovations, from facetime portraiture to global art challenges and couch choirs. Develop your ideas and learn from other successful programs, discover what works best in bringing big events online to life.
Want the complete Virtual Excursions online STEM engagement training manual,
including videos and cheat sheets?
Member organisations of the National Science Week WA Coordinating Committee:
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