Following a successful pilot last year and a second pilot and launch event, Makers Empire is partnering 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. Register your school’s interest now to participate in a sponsored space education program for each state and territory that offers industry links and real-world learning opportunities.
Michael Cannavan, Teacher, Cowandilla Primary School
Teams from the winning schools from each state will also be flown to Adelaide, SA, for the national showcase event at the Australian Space Discovery Centre. (Teams are equal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Expressions of interest closed 22 November for the 2023 Program.
However, to join a waitlist for the next sponsored program, please fill in your details here and we will notify you when expressions of interest open for the next program in your state.