Join the Virtual Excursions community

The 3-part Virtual Excursions training program supported by Inspiring Australia’s state programs and the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer has been a great success, with hundreds of STEM event presenters joining from across Australia and around the world.

Participants learned from experienced online engagement experts how to select the most appropriate technology and make use of interactive elements, how to plan and design online science engagement content, tips and tricks to keep diverse audiences engaged and why partnering can deliver improved outcomes for all.

Video recordings of each of the live training Modules are now available on the Virtual Excurions Australia’s YouTube Channel and can also be accessed via these links

A PDF training manual covering highlights from each of the training Modules as well as audience feedback is available to registered participants.

Please send an email to if you would like to receive the complete Virtual Excursions online STEM engagement training manual.

Join our Community of Practice

Two further sessions will be offered as part of the Virtual Excursions training package to STEM engagement presenters who would like to join Communities of Practice. These sessions will be designed to facilitate networks between providers and enable presenters to practice their program content.  

Session 1: Creating Networks

To expand on ideas from the Partnering for Impact Module, we are offering additional networking opportunities. This is your chance to create connections and build networks with people and organisations.

These virtual meetings will have a facilitator to help you create connections. You can also share your experiences with the group.

  • Date and time: 3 x 30 minute networking opportunities between 10.30am – 12.30pm AEST Tuesday 16 June 2020.
  • Session links will be sent on Monday 15 June.
  • Registration: Please complete the registration form by Friday 12 June to be offered this final training opportunity.

Session 2: Engaging Audience – Practice Session

This is your chance to put everything you have learnt in Modules 1 & 2 into practice. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to deliver a 5 minute presentation and receive constructive feedback from peers.

  • Date and time: 10 minute practice sessions between 1 – 3pm AEST Tuesday 21 July
  • Session links will be sent on Monday 20 July. 
  • Registration: Please complete the registration form by 9am Friday 17 July to be part of the practice session.

About the training

The Virtual Excursions training package has been coordinated for national delivery by Inspiring Australia NSW. It was produced and delivered by Fizzics EducationSydney Science Education and Refraction Media with support from the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer and state Inspiring Australia programs in NSW, ACT, QLD, WA and SA.