Sci-Fly STEM Outreach

The long-term goal of Sci-Fly STEM Outreach, is to provide an Airborne Education Outreach Program - providing exciting, informative and most importantly inspirational experiences for children and young adults who, due to their *rural location, would otherwise be unlikely to have such opportunities.

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Working with Women in Aviation International - Australian Chapter & using the established and proven Growing Tall Poppies Science Program pedagogy to inspire and enthuse coming generations with a boundless curiosity, and love for STEM and Aviation.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Using the established and proven Growing Tall Poppies framework to increase the number of students continuing in STEM to Y12

  • A focus on encouraging and inspiring under-represented groups (in particular girls and students in regional locations)

  • Providing free educational material via Women in Aviation International

  • Offering Aviation school visits, and teaching Physics through flight

  • Delivering school holiday programs with our partners at PrimeSCI! and hanger tours at participating flying schools

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Sci-Fly STEM Outreach is based in Melbourne, but when you look at a map of Australia, you can see not only what a huge expanse of land it is, but also that all of the capital cities are situated on the coast. Locations outside of this narrow band are all classed as rural, regional or remote, and Australia is a BIG country! According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics over two thirds of the population live in the capital cities, leaving a whopping one third of the population living outside major metropolitan centres.

Due to this huge expanse, many schools in regional areas and outback locations do not get access to the same educational opportunities that most city students take for granted. In an ever increasing global community, location should not be a limiting factor on the opportunity for STEM and Aviation professionals to share their knowledge & experience, and inspire the next generation to achieve their dreams.

*We also cater for schools in Melbourne metropolitan areas - location should not be a limit on inspiration!