When describing Deadly science Indigenous science STEM program for kids, NSW Young Australian of the Year Corey Tutt says every kid is a natural scientist.
From working an an Animal Technician at the University of Sydney, Kamilaroi man Corey Tutt says he saw few Indigenous role models in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). But he knew that Indigenous kids has a natural bent for STEM, from a natural curiosity and deep heritage in ancient STEM knowledge. He’s now working with over 100 schools across Australia to deliver STEM resources and the Deadly Science program and kids are here for it.
This awesome and far-reaching STEM program started when Corey saw how interested kids were in the science content when he was working as a mentor for young kids. From this early start, Corey has grown an incredible program that reached communities across Australia and has delivered tens of thousands of books.
As part of Deadly Science, Indigenous kids working through the program gain certificates, inspiring kids to progress through science learning.
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Interested in helping Corey out with his Deadly Science Indigenous science program? Head to Deadly Science website and help support getting resources to Indigenous communities.
Want to inspire people about Indigenous role models in Science, Technology, Engineering Maths? You can find hundreds of role models including people with Indigenous heritage working across STEM careers on Careers with STEM website. Just head to the ‘People’ tab and scroll to ‘Indigenous STEM professionals’. Like aircraft engineer Taylah Griffin, astrophysicist and science communicator Kirsten Banks, and animation artist and start-up founder Hori Te Ariki Mataki.
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Author: Heather Catchpole
Heather co-founded Careers with STEM publisher Refraction Media. She loves storytelling, Asian food & dogs and has reported on science stories from live volcanoes and fossil digs