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Highlighting Indigenous scientific knowledge in Science Week 2018

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Young man with dark hair holding iPad featuring the Bureau of Meteorology’s Indigenous Weather Knowledge website. The webpage shows a map of Australia
Quandamooka man Djarra Delaney is proud to be part of the Bureau of Meteorology’s Indigenous Weather Knowledge website
14 Aug 2018

As part of Science Week (11-19 August 2018), Indigenous.gov.au is looking back at some of the stories we’ve covered about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engaged in scientific endeavours and education.

‘STEM I AM promotes the study of STEM subjects to children and youth, creating the next generation of critical thinkers and innovators.’

Indigenous communities around Australia are working with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to share their knowledge about weather patterns through the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website and Djarra Delaney feels privileged to be part of it.

Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences, common across all ancient civilizations, so it’s no surprise that First Australians were expert astronomers, observing the skies for thousands of years.

Questacon was at Garma in 2014 to deliver a science related program to promote the benefits and enjoyment of learning to Yolgnu youth who did not normally have access to this type of hands-on science program.

Visit the National Science Week website for resources and to find out about events and activities happening near you this week.

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Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history and culture contributes to building understanding and respect.

The Australian Government supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities in gaining an education, and entering career pathways, in science.

The Minister for Indigenous Affairs recently announced support for getting more Indigenous girls onto science, technology, engineering and mathematics career pathways.

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