Expression of Interest – Tackling the pollination problem

A Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series event for high ability students in Years 5 and 6. This program is only open to students in Victorian Government schools.


This is a fully subsidized program and travel assistance is available for rural government schools. 

Did you know that one in every five mouthfuls of food that you eat relies on bees?

Join us for an exciting STEM program that immerses you in the fascinating world of bees and pollination. Guided by experienced scientists, you will explore adaptations of bees and flowers to discover how pollination works. Through hands-on investigations and inquiry-driven learning, you will develop a deep understanding of this vital ecological process and how it affects the environment and our food chain. You will formulate a problem to research associated with pollination and our food supply.

You will visit GTAC to use the design thinking process to design a solution for your chosen issue in pollination. Using cutting-edge technologies such as robotics, programmable micro-controllers, and microscopy, you will use your understandings of the intricate details of bees and the flowers they pollinate to develop solutions for the challenges they face.

This program is designed to inspire young people to become stewards of the natural world. By taking an active role in your learning journey, you will have the opportunity to explore your own interests and develop innovative solutions to support our environment and our food supplies.

Level – Years 5 and 6
Venue - At GTAC in Parkville
Timing - Program runs from 10:20 am – 2:00 pm.

Approximate dates: 

  • Term 2: 16th, 17th & 20th May
  • Term 4:  19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th & 28th November


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