Aerospace Camp touches down

One Giant Leap Australia Foundation is bringing a free aerospace camp to Broken Hill next month to showcase a range of space technologies to 32 lucky local students aged between 12 to 14 as part of NSW government’s Regional Youth, Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative.

The final frontier is coming to Broken Hill between Monday March 11 to Thursday March 14 for a free unique and immersive Aerospace Camp, which will provide highly engaging STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and space education to young people in the region.

Over four days and three nights, students will experience all things space and flight with an underlying emphasis on wellbeing and confidence building. The program develops future employability skills including team building, critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving.

During the four-day program, participants work with and experience technologies such as flight simulators, robotics, drones and virtual reality which they potentially may not have regular, or any, access to. The camp program is underpinned by four key objectives of Work Ready, Wellbeing, Connectivity and Community. Students learn about:

  • Astronomy and the Australian night sky
  • Australia’s contributions to space exploration
  • The Artemis Missions
  • Habitats on the Moon and Mars
  • Rockets, Rovers, Virtual reality (VR), Drones and Robotics
  • STEM and Space related Careers

As a curriculum-based program that is offered during school terms, the Aerospace Camp program has been successfully delivered in Lightening Ridge, Mudgee, Moree, Scone, and Coonamble. With students participating in a combination of workshops and presentations by various space experts, including astronauts, the program is combined with practical, problem solving scenarios that are said to leave a lasting impression on participants.

In collaboration and cooperation with local schools and community groups, 32 students aged 12 to 14 are invited to attend Aerospace Camp Broken Hill at no cost with successful students fully accommodated over the four-day program at the Desert Sands Motor Inn at 357 Cobalt St where the camp will be based.

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