Thank you for the almost 500 EOIs we received from teachers across Australia for the 2023 program. To register your school’s interest in the 2024 program, head over to our 2024 Kids in Space EOI page.
Following a successful pilot last year and a second pilot and launch event, Makers Empire partnered with The Australian Space Agency and The Andy Thomas Space Foundation to deliver a new, national space education program for 65+ schools throughout Australia called Kids in Space.
The 2023 Kids in Space program began in February with professional development and training for teachers in every Australian state and territory.
The 2023 Kids in Space program continued in July with showcase events for schools in every Australian state and territory where winning schools were announced.
The 2023 Kids in Space program will conclude with the national finals at the Australian Space Discovery Centre in Adelaide in October. Each of the state/territory’s winning teams of students will be flown to Adelaide to compete for the national title.
At the showcase days held in each state or territory, a team from one of the schools will be selected as the state or territory winner. This winning team* will be flown to Adelaide, SA, for the national showcase event at the Australian Space Discovery Centre.
*A team is limited to 1-2 teachers + 6-8 students.
We can accommodate 2-5 teachers per school (more by negotiation) for the professional development days. We can accommodate unlimited classes and students in a school to do the Kids in Space program. We can accommodate 4-6 students per class and an accompanying teacher for the showcase days.
The Kids in Space program has been designed for grades 3-8 students. If you would like to do Kids in Space with other grade levels please email us at email@example.com with the subject ‘Kids in Space grade inquiry’ and we will see what we can do.
Yes, absolutely! If your school is chosen for Kids in Space, you will receive all of the benefits on top of your existing Makers Empire subscription: your Makers Empire subscription will simply be extended for another year.
Sure! We have had many smaller, regional and area schools participate in our programs before. We encourage all interested schools to apply.
To register your school’s interest in the 2024 program, head over to our 2024 Kids in Space EOI page.