Little Scientists Conference 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Little Scientist program is one of three initiatives being funded under the National Innovation and Science Agenda aimed at developing foundational Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills and promoting positive learning experiences for children aged three to five years. 

Little Scientists provide professional development programs for early childhood educators to encourage combining inquiry-based learning with age-appropriate STEM exploration.

The Little Scientists Conference 2017 is a one day event for early childhood educators and teachers working with children aged 3-6 years old.

Early childhood educators across Australia who attend will:

  • discover how to ignite young children’s curiosity for STEM exploration with the Little Scientists educational approach.
  • hear the latest from inspiring keynote speakers, Dr Kate Highfield on “STEM in the Digital Age” and sustainable playgrounds by Marcus Veerman.
  • take part in exciting hands-on workshops that are linked to inquiry-based learning, each focusing on a specific STEM topic. The workshop topics that will be showcased are Water, Air, Engineering, Optics, Mathematics and Human Body.

More information about the conference, including how to book, can be found at the Little Scientists website

Learn more about other NISA initiatives to support young Australians.