Bushfires can be devastating to local ecosystems. Discover what is being done to help our habitats in the face of severe bushfires.
About the Fire-Ed Up Challenge
Students will have 6-weeks to complete a STEM-based design sprint focused on challenges posed by bushfires and the Australian bushfire management sector. Teams will select from a set of three scenarios and design a solution presented either as a 90-second video pitch or poster.
- Understand bushfire consequences.
- Develop STEM skills.
- Discover careers in bushfire management.
- Engage with the community & raise awareness.
- Win prizes for your school.
The Fire-Ed Up Design Challenge is supported by a series of informative webinars, led by experts in the field, designed to provide participants with essential knowledge, insights, and tools to better understand bushfire management and to aid them in their challenge tasks.
- Oct 12: Program Launch, the Science of Fire with Fizzics Education
- Oct 20: Unravel the Bushfire Rating System.
- Oct 26: Dive into technologies for bushfire prevention.
- Nov 2: Discover how to protect fauna and flora from fires.
- Nov. 30 Grade 9 & 10 student finalists pitch to win online
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Hunter Innovation and Science Hub, Fizzics Education
Aunty Kali McBride is a proud Jagun ranger with the Jagun Alliance Aboriginal Corporation.
Aunty Kali has a deep love for healing country. Her passion is bringing Indigenous youth and women together to heal each other and by doing so, also healing the land. For the past nine years she has been working with non-Indigenous landholders implementing cool burning techniques on her country; including orchestrating and facilitating workshops with OZGreen as Northern Rivers coordinator for the resilient community’s program. As a fire practitioner, she practices her craft on the lands and waters of Budjaung Jagun.