07 Sep 22

STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress

In Week 5, Xander, Lucas, and I went to the 2022 STEM Aboriginal learner congress in the Adelaide Convention Centre.

We learned about the importance of Aboriginal perspectives of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. There were 4 guest speakers that talked about the importance of First Nation people in STEM jobs.

The people who welcomed us to Kaurna Country were Jack Buckskin and Robert Taylor who gave a wonderful performance.

We had two workshops each day. The first day we went to the Botanic Gardens and learned about the trees and the native plants of South Australia and how they are important to our environment. On the second day we tried to start a controlled fire the traditional way, but we did not succeed. The next thing that we did was build a bridge to hold bags of rice with limited resources. It was a great two days to be involved in and taught us about being proud of our culture in STEM subjects.

ATSI student – Year 7