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Looking for a STEM adventure?

CSIRO and the Marine National Facility are offering the opportunity for four Australian science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) primary or secondary teachers to participate in two upcoming voyages on RV Investigator. On both voyages the participating teachers will work with researchers on board and develop curriculum-linked classroom resources that can be trialled in their classroom/school and eventually shared with other teachers.

1.RV Investigator voyage IN2019_T02
Deep seascapes of the Great Barrier Reef: Uncovering submarine canyons and landslides
Brisbane to Darwin, 11 days: 4 – 14 October 2019
There are two berths available under the Educator on Board program on this voyage.

2.RV Investigator voyage IN2019_T03
OCRA: Using the Investigator radar as a moving reference for the Australian operational radar network
Darwin to Fremantle, 10 days: 24 December 2019 – 2 January 2020
There are two berths available under the Educator on Board program on this voyage.

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider applying for these positions.

Applications close on June 3, 2019.

Participant costs are covered, excluding teacher release time.

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Visit the dish!

It’s been 50 years since Australia helped send images of humankind’s first steps on the Moon around the world. To celebrate we’re holding FREE open days at our Parkes Observatory.

FREE Open days at CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory

Saturday and Sunday 20-21 July

• Take the rare opportunity to tour ‘The Dish’
• Discover the latest in Australian astronomy and space science with talks, presentations and displays
• Drive the telescope to observe pulsars in real-time
• Explore the brightest stars, planets and the Sun with the Central West Astronomical Society 
• Check out the Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre, including 3D movies
• Have fun with science activities for kids
• Get into theme with space face painting
• Be entertained by roving performers
• Step back in time with vintage car displays
• Listen to live music
• Enjoy the range of delicious food available

Saturday evening
Watch the movie ‘The Dish’ under the stars, introduced by actor Roy Billing who played the Mayor of Parkes in the film.

Watch the Broadcast of the Moon landing as it happened in 1969

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Creativity in Research, Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST)
CREST is a non-competitive, awards-based program for students to creatively and critically engage with open-ended STEM investigations in the classroom. We offer regular teacher information sessions and inquiry learning workshops across Australia and online.
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Teacher Researcher in Partnership Program
Ever wanted to work alongside a CSIRO researcher on projects of the Future? Teachers of Year 8 - 10 science, mathematics, technology and digital technology studies are invited to register their interest in our Teacher Researcher in Partnership Program (TRiPP). You’ll undertake a short project with a researcher in the area of Active Integrated Matter (AIM).
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Take our data survey

Do you currently use real-world data with your students?
Do you want to get started using data with your students?
Are you somewhere in between?

Take our quick data in education survey, to help us get a better picture of how teachers are delivering data literacy outcomes. Your answers will inform our upcoming data literacy project, while helping to guide potential future professional development events for teachers looking to use real-world research data in the classroom.

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How do we inspire the next generation of problem solvers and innovators?

With our CSIRO STEM Professionals in School program! The program supports the curriculum and is designed to bring real-world STEM experience into the classroom, by facilitating flexible, ongoing partnerships between STEM professionals and teachers in schools across Australia. And best of all, it's FREE to join!

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Looking for more STEM inspiration for your students?

Sign up for our FREE Double Helix Extra emails! You’ll receive a quiz, brainteaser, hands-on activity and news to your inbox every fortnight.

Double Helix magazine is celebrating 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing with Moon-themed articles, hands-on activities, competitions and more. Subscribe by 14 July to receive our Moon issue!

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Sign up for our August challenge

The Bebras Australia Computational Thinking Challenge is an interactive way to teach students from grades 3-12 computational thinking and provide them with employable skills, such as collaboration and problem solving. Highlighting foundational skills such as pattern recognition and algorithms - the challenge is free to join and Australian curriculum-aligned. In March more than 24 500 Australian students participated in the challenge as either individuals or teams. The second challenge is from 26 August - 6 September 2019 and is run by the CSIRO Education & Outreach program, Digital Careers.

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