Can you please share the following request through your networks
The Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist will host The Drone Experience
during National Science Week 2017. We may not be breaking a Guinness World
Record (Largest Practical Science Lesson) this year but we hope to reach great
heights with this drone event and lots of school participation.
Can I ask you to promote the event via your QSEN network by forwarding the
invitation below…thank you. Lauren will also distribute via the STEM
If you are adding to a newsletter please use the link below and hyperlink to
text e.g. Register here.
Regan Spence (DET), Kathy Harris (Independent Schools) and Marie Previte
(Catholic Education) will promote to Queensland primary schools. I will also
email the STEM Champions (DET), Rachel Bilsborough (STEM for Schools), Jennifer
Harrison (Aerospace Gateway Schools), Anne Brandt (Schools Engagement
Coordinator, UQ) and Jackie Mergard (Alumni, Outreach and Student Experience,
The Drone Experience in summary
Dates: Mon 14 August – Fri 18 August 2017
Location: South Brisbane
Invite: Each primary school is invited to register a total of ten students in
one session from Years 5 and 6
No of sessions over the 5 days: 19 with 2 schools per session (total 20
students per session)
Cost: $5 per student (total $50 per school plus GST and Eventbrite fee)
Activity: Drone flying training, safety procedures, a presentation on real
world applications plus a hands-on flying challenge
Thank you for your help
From: Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist
Sent: Wednesday, 7 June 2017 6:12 PM
To: Helen Thompson
Subject: Would your students be interested in a drone flying experience?
The Queensland Chief Scientist, Professor Suzanne Miller
invites students from your school to participate in
The Drone Experience
This educational and fun one-hour activity will be held each week-day during
includes drone flying training, safety procedures, a presentation on real world
applications plus a hands-on flying challenge.
A total of ten students from your school in Years 5 and 6 are invited to
participate in one one-hour session.
Date: Monday 14 August – Friday 18 August 2017
(includes Wednesday, Ekka public holiday in Brisbane)
Time (select one session only):
Monday – one-hour sessions at 10.30 am, 12 noon or 1.15 pm
Tuesday to Friday – one-hour sessions at 9.15 am, 10.30 am, 12 noon or 1.15 pm
between State Library of Queensland and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), South
online by Thursday 22 June 2017. Places are extremely limited so get in quick!
Cost: $5 per student
Schools need to cover the cost of transport to and from Maiwar Green.
The Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, State Library of Queensland, Queensland
Art Galley and GOMA will all offer activities during National Science Week.
More information will be provided when the program has been announced.
For more information contact:
Helen Thompson | Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist
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