National STEM Career Expo

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Are you eager to discover what a passion for science and technology can lead to? Do you want to learn more about current and future careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)? Would you like your children to engage with aviation engineers, VR programmers, marine biologists, road safety experts, lab technicians … and get a taste of what it means to work in these fields? In a fun way of course!

Then join us on 21st-26th January 2020 at Esplora for this first Career Expo focusing on STEM occupations! The Expo will be open for school visits from Tuesday to Friday from 9 am until 3 pm, and for the general public on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January from 10 am until 6 pm.

Our exhibitors – private companies, research-performing organisations, government bodies and NGOs are preparing hands-on, interactive and appealing activities for the whole family to enjoy. Building, coding, quizzes, role-play games are just some of the activities that await you.
Additional activities taking place during the weekend include a STEM Game Show, a Guess What I Do Who/Hot Seat Game coordinated by JobsPlus, a mini maker space and a storytelling session for our youngest guests.

Below is our schedule for Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January:

STEM Game Show (Location: Planetarium Hall) – 11.00, 14.00, 16.00
Fun and science collide in this game developed by Esplora. Choose a card and be surprised by one of our amazing experiments!

Guess What I Do/Hot Seat (Location: Engineering exhibition – Main exhibition building – Level 1) – 12.30, 15.30
Guess the occupation of some very interesting STEM professionals invited by JobsPlus and discover what a day in their workplace looks like!

Once Upon A Dream (for 4-7-years-olds) (Location: Little Esploras – Main exhibition building – Level -1) – 12.00, 15.00
A short storytelling session from De-Stereotyping Stereotypes Resource pack based on the true stories of some amazing people who against all odds found their dream career.

And don’t forget to take part in our Competition! You can win one of three vouchers (each worth 65 euros) for a fun educational robotics kit for your family, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Robocoach. Just take a photo of your favourite stand and tell us why you liked it in one sentence, then share it on Facebook, tagging us @esploramalta.

This event is brought to you by Esplora Interactive Science Centre, which forms part of the Malta Council for Science and Technology, in collaboration with the University of Malta, the Malta College of Art, Science and Technology, the Ministry for Education and Employment, Jobsplus, the National Skills Council and Institute for Education.

The STEM Career Expo is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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