Lotterywest Grant Supports Western Australia’s Youngest Budding Scientists

Lotterywest Grant Supports Western Australia’s Youngest Budding Scientists

Western Australia Minister for Science Dave Kelly

Lotterywest Grant To Support Budding Scientists

Victor P Taffa

  • $250,000 Lotterywest grant for Scitech’s Discoverland zone
  • Discoverland uses play to engage young children in STEM

A Lotterywest grant of $250,000 will help Scitech engage and educate Western Australia’s youngest budding scientists.

Science Minister Dave Kelly visited Scitech to announce the grant, which will contribute to the refurbishment of the early childhood zone.

“State Government is proud to support Scitech and its work in educating the next generation of Western Australian researchers and innovators.” Minister for Science Dave Kelly said.

“Today’s children are the STEM professionals of tomorrow, and Scitech plays a central role in connecting children and families to science from a young age.”

Discoverland is designed and built exclusively for infants to 5 year olds, and is a key strategy to help parents and children developing positive attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects from an early age.

Scitech plans to upgrade and modernise the area, as well as building a new ‘iconic’ early childhood exhibit.

Lotterywest grant will also go towards creating a new catalogue of take-home and support material for parents and carers to support their child’s ongoing learning.

Lotterywest’s contribution makes up more than half the budget of the $402,000 refurbishment, which is part of the broader ‘Revitalising Scitech’ project.