Disposable: reimagining waste with schools in Melbourne’s west

Science Gallery Melbourne will deliver interactive transdisciplinary workshops that bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives in STEM and teach students how to apply this knowledge to tackle global sustainability challenges.

The workshops will be developed in consultation with First Nations artists, practitioners and STEM professionals.

Delivered by trained Science Gallery Melbourne Education Mediators (University of Melbourne STEM tertiary students) as incursions within the schools, this project also improves the science communication skills of tertiary students.

  • Years 8 - 9
  • 5 low SES schools in the west (targeting schools with ICSEA less than national average of 1000)
  • Target 500 students
  • Delivered in Q1 & Q2 2020

About Science Gallery Melbourne

Science Gallery Melbourne is the University of Melbourne’s STEM engagement initiative and is part of an innovative global network engaging more young people in STEM. Science Gallery Melbourne explores the collision of art and science; playing a vital role in inspiring young Australians with interactive learning.