The Northern Territory Government is launching an innovation and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) focussed school holiday initiative for Alice Springs - the ‘Innovation Passport’.
The Innovation Passport is a fun family science, technology and innovation school holiday initiative to inspire the next generation. The Northern Territory Government has partnered with Central Australian organisations and businesses to deliver six weeks of interactive and educational activities.
Kicking off this exciting program is the Innovation Play Day to be held at the Alice Springs Public Library from 9am to 1pm on Monday 20 December 2021. Where parents and school-aged children can come to pick up a passport and enjoy a morning exploring innovative, entrepreneurial and engaging STEM activities.
Download the Passport (including the schedule of activities): Innovation Passport (PDF 734KB)
Printed passports are available free of charge for families to participate in the program. They will be available at the Play Day and at key participating activity providers; as well as self-printable options (above link). Children collect stamps by participating in the activities and with six or more can enter the draw to win prizes!
The Northern Territory Government is investing in STEM to ensure Territory students are well equipped for jobs of the future. With over 190 school holiday activities across Alice Springs this summer, Central Australian young people will have lots to choose from.
The Innovation Passport will be delivered in collaboration with the following key delivery partners:
- Alice Springs Town Council and the Public Library
- Alice Springs Desert Park
- A collaboration between Charles Darwin Uni and Questacon
- Local businesses including:
- Alice Springs Cinema
- Central Drones
- Sunny Science
- Inspired NT.
Contact details for venues / providers are listed below:
Alice Springs Desert Park - 08 8951 8788 or www.alicespringsdesertpark.com.au. The activity will be held in the Lhere Ilthe Shelter (Desert Rivers) at the Desert Park. Park entry or membership fees apply.
Charles Darwin University - 08 8959 5270 or www.cdu.edu.au/locations/alice-springs-campus. This activity will be held in the Specialist Training Hub Building 1 Level 2 above the Information Centre (*this location has been updated as of 10 January 2022).