Author: STELR

Last month, STELR presented a 5-day training workshop in Bontang, Indonesia, entitled ‘Training on STELR-STEM: Climate Change, Sustainability, and Water Education’. The workshop was a joint initiative of ATSE and the South-East Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO)  and hosted by the SEAMEO QITEP in Science This year there were 39 participants in total from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia (including...

The Baxter Foundation has donated up to 10 class sets of STELR equipment to be used in remote, rural and disadvantaged schools around Australia. Class sets of Renewable Energy, Sustainable Housing, Wind Energy and Solar Car equipment are available. Teachers can express their interest in receiving the kits by filling in the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S2V9CJB Expressions of interest will close on 22 November 2019....

The 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will officially start in Darwin on Sunday 13 October and finish on 20 October in Adelaide with the Event Awards Ceremony. The world’s biggest solar challenge began in 1987 and is a 3,000 km endurance adventure that occurs once every two years making this year's every the 15th crossing of Australia. Teams entering the World Solar...

STELR Renewable Energy Teacher Professional Learning Session You are invited to attend this hands-on workshop for teachers implementing the STELR Renewable Energy program in their schools and those wanting to try out the equipment and activities.  Date:  Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm Venue: Ryde Secondary College, 5 Malvina Street, Ryde NSW  2121.  Map Inquiries: Pennie Stoyles - phone: 03 9864 0905, email: pennie.stoyles@atse.org.au Program includes the...

Clement Lu, a STEAM educator at Casey Tech School near Melbourne has designed a spacer bracket that he uses to hold the STELR lamp in place, effectively keeping the ‘sun’ locked in place at the same angle during Sustainable Housing investigations. The 3D printable brackets hold the lamp at a fixed angle. They are little spacer blocks that slide up in...

This year’s Sustainable House Day is coming up on Sunday 15th September between 10am and 4pm. Over 250 home owners open their houses to the public and talk about their own house deign. You need to register on-line at the Sustainable House Day website to obtain the house addresses near you....

The Mawson’s Huts Foundation has been using STELR Renewable Energy equipment as part of its Mobile Antarctic Classroom program across NSW. The Antarctic Environmental Science and Sustainability bus has been travelling around Australia helping students and teachers foster an interest in and understanding of environmental science. They present programs for both primary and secondary students as well as teachers. One of...

STELR and the Australian Power Institute are trialing a 6-week program to introduce students in Year 2 to STEM activities and STEM careers. Called “A Day in the Life of a Seven-Year-Old”, the 6-lesson program aims to encourage curiosity in year 2 students in all schools across Australia by providing adaptable, practical and skills-based STEM related activities within their curriculum to raise awareness around future...

Whilst on a driving holiday around southern parts of Western Australia, I took the opportunity to run a STELR professional learning session in Esperance. The Esperance Anglican Community School has been requesting a session for some years, but unfortunately their remoteness has made it difficult to help up until now. Head of Science, Cheryl Bottrell hosted the session which was...