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Bushfire Response R&D Mission

Bushfire STEM in Schools Program

The NSW Government recognises the importance of STEM-focused bushfire education programs to improve student learning outcomes, increase understanding of Indigenous ecological knowledge in bushfire management and build resilience in communities.

The Bushfire STEM in Schools Program (the Program) aims to support the development of bushfire-specific courses for the NSW Education curriculum. These will be applicable to NSW school students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and focus on technologies relevant to bushfire management and response.

Eligible organisations will be required to deliver bushfire education programs directly to the school children and/or provide the training required for school staff and teachers to deliver the programs themselves. A program can be either an established program or a pilot program.

A long-term aim of the Program is to engage students in STEM-related fields of study, inspiring them to consider a future career as a scientist or technologist.

Round One Grant Recipients

The first round of the Bushfire STEM in Schools Program has provided funding to two organisations to support the provision of courses for NSW school students. Further information on the recipients can be found at the link below:

Bushfire STEM in Schools Grant Recipients


For all enquiries, please contact us at bushfiremission@chiefscientist.nsw.gov.au