- Travel to Canberra Depart your school and travel to Canberra.
CSIRO Discovery Centre visit
Robots educational workshop
Through inquiry-based learning and design thinking, re-imagine Lego NXT robots to create innovative solutions. Working collaboratively, explore basic programming concepts before coming up with creative ways to use robots for a new purpose. This workshop aligns to real world CSIRO robotics applications and the Australian Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies Curriculum.
- Australian Institute of Sport guided visit Go behind the scenes and discover where Australia’s sporting champions are created and gain a unique insight into the life of elite athletes. Explore the facility and learn about Australia's rich sporting past and glimpse into the window of the future. Finish your tour at Sportex, an educational and engaging sports experience where you can try wheelchair basketball, virtual downhill skiing, rock climbing, football penalty shootouts and more.
National Film and Sound Archive visit
Sound out of the box program
Discover how sound technology has evolved from wax cylinders to vinyl, tape and digital audio while exploring sound recordings with cultural and historical significance.
Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre visit
Maker project workshop
During this inquiry-based learning workshop, explore innovative solutions to engineering challenges and build a prototype using simple tools and materials.
- Questacon National Science & Technology Centre visit Free-fall down a six-metre slide, freeze your own shadow, experience an earthquake or challenge a robot to a game of air hockey. Questacon’s eight interactive exhibitions feature more than 200 hands-on experiences covering a range of science topics, from astronomy to zoology and everything in between.
Mt Stromlo Observatory guided visit
Night educational session
Explore the research buildings and telescope domes at Mt Stromlo Observatory while learning about the science that has occurred here over the past 100 years. Delve into the exciting projects Mt Stromlo is involved in, view labs where instruments for the Giant Magellan Telescope are being built - and see the Laser Space Debris Telescope, a 250kg meteorite, and more! Into the evening, participate in a stargazing session using Mt Stromlo's outreach telescopes and meet astronomers for a Q&A session.
Deep Space Communication Complex visit
Explore the key historical aspects of the Complex during an introduction and orientation of the visitor centre. Delve into the significant role Australia plays in space exploration and see some of the latest missions and images being returned from space.
Australian National University visit
Knots and shapes in mathematics interactive presentation
Dr Joan Licata works in geometric topology, a branch of mathematics which lets objects stretch and bend, but keeps cutting off limits: To a topologist, “D" and "O" are the same, "M" and "L" are the same, but "A" and "B" are different. In this workshop, Joan will introduce you to mathematical knots, which we can model as loops of string in three-dimensional space. Knot theory has applications to pure mathematics, to the study of DNA, and even to understanding the shape of the universe.
- Depart Canberra
Canberra Logistics Coordinator
To ensure every group’s experience in Canberra is successful and unforgettable, we are introducing WorldStrides Canberra Logistics Coordinators. Your Logistics Coordinator will be armed with all the details of your tour and available 24/7 to provide practical on-ground assistance and handle any queries or concerns on the spot, giving you peace of mind knowing every detail is taken care of.
Your Logistics Coordinator is a local of Canberra and has a wealth of knowledge about the area from hotels and activities to history and culture, and will provide excellent service and support throughout your tour to the nation’s capital.