The National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) seeks better educational outcomes for Indigenous youth, helping students broaden ideas of what’s possible, develop confidence and become role models in their communities.
By placing regional Indigenous students into leadership roles and training them to present science demonstrations to younger students and community members alongside scientists and Elders, NISEP achieves its goal of school retention for the majority of participating students.
For many years and with support from Inspiring Australia, NISEP presents a four-day schools and community program as part of National Science Week at Redfern Community Centre, bringing Elders together with Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to share traditional knowledge and culture and engage in hands on science activities. NISEP also presents similar activities in Wagga Wagga as part of the Riverina Science Festival.
Gallery images courtesy of NISEP.