The Royal Society of Victoria has been dedicated for the last 160 years to promoting investment and excellence in science education and the fundamental importance of the scientific method as a valuable basis for objective reasoning and decision making. We see a particularly urgent need to raise awareness of science – “how/why things work” – in the early years of school in order to raise resourceful, informed, resilient citizens of a future Victoria.
There are many agencies and individuals approaching this issue, with some overlap and some gaps in the roles and goals of each. Consequently, there is much we aim to achieve through collaboration and partnership, convening a community of scientists, educators and community networks to secure results from aligned or pooled resources.
The Field Trip: Journeys in Science
The Field Trip is a youth leadership program with a difference – a metaphoric journey, opening young people’s eyes to possibilities and opportunities which help them achieve their unique potential and create a positive legacy for the local and global community. Read more
CoderDojo is a community-based initiative that brings young IT enthusiasts together to explore, collaborate and learn in a fun, supportive environment with their families and adult volunteers. Read more
Science Teachers Association of Victoria: ‘Science Talent Search’
The Royal Society of Victoria sponsors and provides funding support for STAV’s Science Talent Search (STS), an annual, science based competition open to all primary and secondary students in Victoria, Australia. Read more
Science in my World
Targeting schools and communities experiencing disadavantage, the ‘Science in my World’ program of the Royal Society of Victoria has been in development over the past four years and aims to build enthusiasm for science in children, their families and their community early in their education. Read more