USC to host Explorama event for curious kids

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USC to host Explorama event for curious kids

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Published on 10 August 2015

Whiz kids from around south-east Queensland will enjoy a day of fun and learning at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Sunday 16 August.

USC is again hosting Explorama, an educational event run by Kids College Queensland that brings gifted children together for immersive workshops ranging from forensic investigation to marine biology.

Ten workshops have been organised for children in Years 1 to 7 to challenge their critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they delve into various subject areas of interest.

Explorama organiser Jason Green said students would be travelling from as far as Maryborough and Toowoomba to get creative at USC.

“These are very curious, intellectual children who might be interested in something like robotics or coding, but there’s nowhere to learn about it at that age,” he said.

“In this setting at the University, they get to immerse themselves in those areas and really develop their ideas.”

Mr Green said the most popular attractions so far had been the ‘Mythbusters’ science workshop, followed by the ‘Whiz Kids Coding’ and ‘CSI – Crime Scene Investigators’.

USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill said Explorama was a valuable learning opportunity for those attending.

“Explorama gives bright, young students a choice of inspirational and challenging educational activities on the USC campus,” Professor Hill said.

— Gen Kennedy

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