From drones to satellites, there are many technologies being developed to reduce the impact of bushfires. Explore new ways that technology can be utilised in your community to reduce bushfire impact.
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.
Deb Sparkes – National Programs and Innovation, AFAC
Deb works for AFAC (the National Council for fire and emergency services) on multiple projects and initiatives assist member agencies to predict bushfire and explore opportunities to use innovative technologies.