What is the ANSTO STEAM Club for Girls?
Offered to girls in Years 5, 6 and 7, the STEAM Club encourages creative exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through the Arts (the A in STEAM).
After the success of the program over the last three years we are running this 6-week after-school program again in 2024. It will be held at ANSTO during Term 2.
Registration will open on 8th March 2024.
About the program
The program combines engaging hands-on experiments and activities with inquiry-based learning to inspire curiosity and help support the development of problem-solving in girls.
Enthusiastically delivered by our qualified female educators, the program will provide a supportive environment to encourage girls to become confident and active learners.
The program will also incorporate a tour of ANSTOs important science and engineering facilities in Sydney to reinforce interest in STEM. Participants will have the opportunity to meet some of Australia’s leading female scientists and engineers!
The STEAM Club for Girls builds on the success of the online STEAM Club program that engaged students across Australia from 2020 to 2023.
See our Facebook photo albums for examples of student’s STEAM Club work last year.
When will the STEAM Club for Girls be held?
The STEAM Club for Girls will run for 6 consecutive Thursday afternoons during Term 2, from 4.00 to 5.30 pm.
Where will the STEAM Club for Girls be held?
The STEAM Club for Girls will be held at the ANSTO Discovery Centre, located at Lucas Heights in Sydney’s south.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $100 per participant for the 6-week program. This must be paid in full before commencement of the program to secure a place.
Creative Kids vouchers are accepted.
How do I register?
The program will be open for registration from 8th March 2024.
What will we do each week?
The STEAM Club for Girls program in 2024 will consist of 6 self-contained sessions, focusing on a different subject area each week through hands-on activities.
09 May 2024
16 May 2024
23 May 2024
30 May 2024
06 June 2024
13 June 2024
STEAM in action at ANSTO
Extension activities will be suggested to encourage further exploration at home.
Who will deliver the STEAM Club sessions?
The sessions will be delivered by ANSTO's female education staff. Our educators are experienced and passionate professionals with bachelor's degrees or higher in science.
For more information see About our educators
Why Girls only?
ANSTO supports the current drive of the Australian Government to attract more females to STEM careers. By offering a girls-only STEAM Club, our intention is to encourage girls to become active in directing their own learning, so that they may grow into confident learners for high school and beyond.
ANSTO currently offers technology workshops each school holiday period, and hands-on science workshops during school holidays in 2024.
Wishing you full STEAM ahead!
ANSTO Education team
Contact the Education team at ANSTO's discovery centre for any questions relating to tours, learning resources or nuclear science.