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Fire-Ed Up Challenge

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Fire-Ed Up Challenge

Fire-Ed Up Challenge

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Join the educational challenge to explore the world of bushfires through STEM! Delve deep into their impacts, learn how STEM aids in mitigation, and be inspired for a future in bushfire management.

About the Fire-Ed Up Challenge

Students in years 5 – 10 will have 6-weeks to complete a STEM-based design sprint focused on challenges posed by bushfires and the Australian bushfire management sector. Teams will select from a set of three scenarios and design a solution presented either as a 90-second video pitch or poster.

  • Understand bushfire consequences.
  • Develop STEM skills.
  • Discover careers in bushfire management.
  • Engage with the community & raise awareness.
  • Win prizes for your school.

Free Teacher Resources

There is a comprehensive set of resources that have been developed by the Fire-Ed Up team, which are available from the Fire-Ed Up website.

Important Dates

Start Date: 9 October 2023

End Date: 30 November 2024

Cost: Free

How to Register

To register your school or student to be involved in the Fire-Ed Up Challenge simple register for the introductory Zoom webinar using the following link.

Do not worry if you can not make the webinar, all will be recorded and made available to anyone who registers using this link.

More Information

Fire-Ed Up Webinars

The Fire-Ed Up Design Challenge is supported by a series of informative webinars, led by experts in the field, designed to provide participants with essential knowledge, insights, and tools to better understand bushfire management and to aid them in their challenge tasks.

NSW Schools Bushfire STEM – Poster Competition

Students could also submit their Fire-Ed Up Challenge posters into the NSW Schools Bushfire STEM – Poster Competition to be eligible for even more prizes. To find out more

Fire-Ed Up is funded by the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, developed from Central Coast Council’s Award Winning program. Delivered by Hunter Innovation and Science Hub and managed by Sleap Business Consultants in collaboration with Fizzics Education.


Date And Time

09-10-2023 to


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The NSW Regional Science Hub initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government

Inspiring Australia
Bunnings Warehouse
Forsythes Advisors

A network of initiatives enhancing community engagement with S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) in the Hunter.




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