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STEM Hour: Connect, learn, grow - Engineering for a sustainable future

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Little Scientists Webinar 
STEM Hour: Connect, learn, grow

Engineering for a sustainable future

Great Barrier Reef corals are bleached, about a quarter of global fish stocks are overfished and the Great Pacific garbage patch is twice as big as Texas, containing up to 1.8 trillion pieces of debris. Can engineering play a role in creating a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future? Humans are hard-wired for problem-solving, and engineering has been a means for finding solutions since the first humans wandered the Earth.

In this webinar, our panel will discuss how children’s imaginations can be funnelled into hands-on engineering projects that aim to provide solutions for real-life environmental problems. Your children are worried about the ocean’s wildlife being exposed to plastic pollution? Can they invent an ocean cleaning machine? Our panel will share practical ideas on how you can embed the ‘E’ into your inquiry-based STEM approach.

Date: Thursday, 8 September 2022

Time: 11am - 12pm AEST


  • Embedding engineering into an early childhood setting
  • Fostering children’s inventiveness to tackle real-life issues
  • Providing examples for clean ocean inventions from children and adults

      The webinar is scheduled to run for one hour and includes a Q&A session.

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      Please note: you will receive a follow-up email in the days after the webinar, including a link to the recording as well as resources mentioned during the webinar. If you have not received this email within a week, please contact us on

      Would you like to receive all future STEM Hour webinars for free? By joining our Little Scientists House community, you will get free access to all our webinars. To find out more about our Little Scientists House certification program, please view our website.  

      Looking for more online PD? Our Inspire STEM webinar series presents simple techniques to cultivate children's skills and excitement for STEM exploration and guides hands-on activities to enrich your STEM repertoire for the classroom. Themes for Inspire STEM in 2022 include sustainabilitydinosaurs and oceans.  

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