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We are proud to share with you some special moments when early STEM education made waves. Read about public events and announcements involving Little Scientists and relevant media coverage of early STEM education.

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Cultivating STEM skills in the early years with inquiry-based exploration

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Published October 6, 2021
Little Scientists head trainer Lena Hammond has shared some practical advice for educators wishing to extend children’s outdoor play with STEM learning in an article first published on the Gowrie...
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Media Release – Eureka Award 2021

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Published September 2, 2021
In this age of free-flowing information and fake news, there lies an opportunity to cultivate critical thinking skills. Skills that are far more important for today’s education and children’s futures...
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Little Scientists supports educators to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and STEM

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Published May 24, 2021
National Training Manager Heike Hendershot will be hosting STEM Hour with panelists Dr Michael Donovan from Macquarie University, STEM leader and engineer Grant Maher and bio-cultural science educator Torres Webb...
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Little Scientists Thailand: 10 years

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Published March 17, 2021
Early childhood educators, service managers and policy makers will be better positioned to tackle meaningful engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the early childhood education space from...
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Joint Position Statement launch

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Published December 15, 2020
Early childhood educators, service managers and policy makers will be better positioned to tackle meaningful engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the early childhood education space from...
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New neighbour in the news

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Published November 3, 2020
Perfect Beginnings Child Care Centre in Queensland has joined our community of Little Scientists Houses, a group of early childhood services committed to inquiry-based STEM learning....
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2020 Science Week grant recipient

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Published June 10, 2020
We are very excited to announce that Little Scientists has been selected as a NSW National Science Week grant recipient. Little Scientists in partnership with the Smith Family, will present...
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Conversation with Associate Professor Amy MacDonald, ECEC STEM researcher

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Published December 9, 2019
Little Scientists Australia delivers a national STEM professional development program for early childhood educators and teachers working with children aged 3-6 years and has done great work as a previous...
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Toyota announces grant recipients

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Published September 30, 2019
Little Scientists Australia delivers a national STEM professional development program for early childhood educators and teachers working with children aged 3-6 years and has done great work as a previous...
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Wrap-up of educator conference

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Published August 27, 2019
This year saw the keynote given by Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, the globally recognised astrophysicist and Women in STEM ambassador. Followed with a set by much loved children’s music artist, Justine Clarke and the...
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STEM inquiry module on ECA learning hub

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Published July 29, 2019
The online learning module ‘STEM inquiry: Co-constructed environments for curious minds’ has been developed in partnership with Early Childhood Australia (ECA) and is now available on the ECA Learning Hub...
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Meet Happy Nkhonya

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Published April 4, 2019
Happy Nkhonya is a scholarship recipient at Macquarie University, Department of Educational studies where he is studying for a Master’s degree in Early Childhood. Happy, is planning to be the first...
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