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, may otherwise miss out on such opportunities.

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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:

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

  • Providing free educational material, to download on our website

  • 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. However, when you look at a map of Australia, you can see not only what a huge expanse of land it is, but also the narrow coastal band within which all of the capital cities are situated on the coast. Locations outside of this 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.