Join the educational challenge to explore the world of bushfires through STEM! Delve deep into their impacts, learn how STEM aids in mitigation, and be inspired for a future in bushfire management.
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
This webinar will also include a presentation by Sandra Whight, A/Director National Projects and Innovation for the National Aerial Firefighting Centre plus science experiments exploring the Science of Fire with Fizzics Education
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Fizzics Education, Hunter Innovation and Science Hub
Sandra Whight, A/Director National Projects and Innovation
AFAC | National Aerial Firefighting Centre
Sandra has nearly 30 years of emergency management experience, which started in land management as a Ranger in NSW and bushfire specialist and included being the Director of Community Fire Safety at the Tasmania Fire Service. Over the years she has been heavily involved in Fuel Reduction Programs, bushfire policy and operations She was one of the founding co-Chairs of the AFAC Climate Change Group, working with the whole Emergency Management Sector to adapt and respond to the challenges of climate change.