From guest speakers and workshops to campus tours and field trips, below you will find the current range of bookable activities categorised by subject area. To receive updates about opportunities for you and your students straight to your inbox, subscribe to our Schools and Communities newsletter.
The University of Tasmania offers and supports many programs to inspire and intrigue students across the range of study areas.
Economics is everywhere, it explores human impacts at a domestic and international level. It informs policy and government strategy behind issues including crime, the environment, health, regional development, and education. The Economics Challenge is a free whole-day event that provides students in years 11-12 with the opportunity to develop their Economics mindset.
The 2022 iteration of this event has now concluded, but click on the button below to find out what happened at this year's Challenge. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like your students to take part in 2023.
Subs in Schools
This hands-on STEM program uses project-based learning to engage students in exploring engineering systems and design. Students work together to design and build underwater remote operating vehicles and submarines, covering concepts from buoyancy, to programming, communications, and business design.
With a range of kits, online resources, and mentoring available and the opportunity to compete in external competitions; this program supports teachers to extend and challenge their students.
Young Tassie Scientists
The Young Tassie Scientists help engage and motivate students about science and science careers – and also provide teachers with the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of current research.
By providing dynamic and inspiring role models, engaging hands-on activities, and information on educational opportunities and future careers, the YTS program encourages younger people to continue their studies in science and to make connections between studying science and resulting jobs and careers.
Futures in Engineering
Maths and Science students from years 10, 11 and 12 in Tasmania who are interested in seeing what an engineering career actually involves are invited to attend the 2022 Futures in Engineering program. It provides an authentic engineering experience through an opportunity to interact with engineering professionals and academics across a range of interesting activities and projects. Events are held across the state from 29 August to 1 September. Places are strictly limited and applications close on 19 August.
Science and Engineering Investigation Awards
The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards allow Year 5 – 12 students to investigate a topic of their choice either following the scientific method of inquiry or engineer physical solutions (prototypes) to address specific problems or needs.
Marine Biology Maria Island Experience
This predominately field-based unit consists of 5 days on picturesque Maria Island on the Tasmanian East Coast. The unit is open to 24 students and is designed to engage, challenge, excite and inspire you through a hands-on marine science program. It will encourage you to explore issues threatening biodiversity as well as the productivity of the marine system. Climate change, invasive species, pollution, debris and their associated social and economic impacts will be covered.
Feed Your Mind Feed the World Agricultural Experience
See first-hand the science behind some of Tasmania's leading agricultural businesses, including a robotic dairy, commercial flower producer, cider orchard, vegetable processor and more. Feed your mind, Feed the world is a three-day camp for students wanting to learn about exciting career opportunities in agricultural science.
Science and Engineering Challenge
The Science and Engineering Challenge is a set of fun and competitive hands-on activities involving principles of science, engineering and technology, aiming to inspire students to consider a career in STEM.
Programs are currently in development.
Workshops, class visits, on campus experiences and more
- Immerse yourself in Antarctic Science (Years 1-6)
- Connect with a Chemist (Years 7 - 12)
- Connect with an Environmental Scientist (Years 7 - 12)
- Connect with a Global Logistics Expert (Years 7 - 12)
- Connect with a Maritime Engineer (Years 7 - 12)
- Connect with a Zoologist (Years 7 - 12)
- Curious Climate Schools (Years K - 12)
- Earth Sciences: Tour of Collections (Years 1 - 6)
- Ethical Hacking Workshop (Years 10 - 12)
- Hunt for Gemstones in the Gemnasium (Years 1 - 6)
- Hobart Geology Excursion (Years 7 - 12)
- Interactive Drone Workshop (Years 10 - 12)
- Maritime Studies Tours and Guest Speakers (Years 7 – 12)
- Metal Contamination in the Derwent Excursion (Years 7 - 12)
- Seismic Waves Demonstration (Years 7 - 12)
- Creative Arts and Media (Fine Arts, Design, Media, Music, Theatre) Tours, (Years 7 - 12)
- Connect with an Artist (Years 9 - 12)
- Hadleys Art Prize: Exhibition Tours and Student Prize (Years K - 12)
- Contemporary art @ The Plimsoll Gallery: Looking Glass (Years 3 - 5 and 7 - 10)
- The John Elliott Classics Museum (Years 3 - 12)
Educational resources for your classroom
Explore the resources we have created for school teachers across subject areas including past taster workshops, videos, podcasts and other teaching materials.
- University Virtual Sustainability Tour (Sustainability) (Years 4 - 12)
- COVID-19 and You: Hacking for Good (ICT) (Years 7 - 12)
- COVID-19 and You: Pandemics by the Numbers (Mathematics) (Years 10 - 12)
- Tamar Tides and Sea Level Rise (STEM, Geography) (Years 7 - 12)
- The Science of Sea Level Rise in Tasmania (STEM, Geography) (Years 5 - 9)
- Mining and Geology in Tasmania (Earth Sciences) (Years 7 - 12)
- Marine Plastic Pollution (Biology) (Years 4 - 8)
- Truffle Growing in Tasmania (Agriculture, Business) (Years 7 - 12)
- That’s What I call Science Podcast (STEM)
- Agriculture resources (STEM)
Professional development opportunities
Join our expert researchers and academics on a field trip or in a workshop exclusively for school teachers to enhance your skills and knowledge in a subject area of interest.