North Queensland’s first ever STEM Faire

Date published: 17 August 2018

Townsville science and technology enthusiasts will be in heaven when Thuringowa library is transformed with robots, drones and workshops this Saturday for North Queensland’s first ever STEM Faire.

Community and Cultural Development Chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the Faire is part of National Science Week and in partnership with the Townsville STEM Hub.

“Science lovers of any age can get involved in the STEM Faire – there will be science shows, you can learn how to program robots, fly a drone and there winners of the Library’s STEM photography competition will be announced,” Cr Doyle said.

“Kids can learn about our reef, play with a little Antarctica Science Station  and be engineers for the day.”

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said the Townsville STEM Hub has been a great asset to our community and events like this inspire young locals’ interest in science, technology, engineering and maths.

“Council supports growing science engagement in the community and putting amazing events like this on really shows kids and adults all the different things scientists do,” Cr Greaney said.

“Whether its reef monitoring, developing mining technology or environmental conservation – scientists help us with all aspects of our community.”

Local Councillor Russ Cook said the STEM Faire was another example of an amazing community event put on at the Thuringowa library.

“I’m so lucky to have the Thuringowa library in my Division because it’s such a prized community facility,” Cr Cook said.

“The STEM Faire is going to be a great day out for the whole family so I’d encourage anyone to come along and discover something new.”

The free STEM Faire runs from 9am to 2.30 pm at Thuringowa Library this Saturday.

For further information visit Council's What's On website