The Science Active School Program is an initiative by SASTA to recognise and promote schools that show a high level of engagement in science education.
Teachers have a unique capacity to promote excitement about science and impact student outcomes. This award recognises the dedication, innovation, and engagement of teaching staff with Science Education. Science Active Schools support and encourage the professional learning of their Science Educators through their involvement with, and support of, SASTA.
Schools who show active involvement with science education by being members of SASTA and by being involved in other science engagement activities receive:
- A certificate to display at school
- The right to display the current year’s Science Active logo in school promotional materials, such as website, newsletter, and email footer.
- The school listed on the SASTA website as a recognised Science Active school
Schools can apply to be recognised as a Science Active School here.
The award is based on criteria published below. Schools need to have met the criteria during the previous school year.
Examples of the criteria that would contribute to a school’s standing include (but are not limited to):
- School currently holds SASTA Corporate membership
- At least one SASTA Personal Member on staff
- Attendance at a state/national event e.g., Annual, STEM, ECT, Psychology conferences or workshops.
- Presentation at a SASTA or ASTA State/National conference or workshop
- Participation in Oliphant Science Awards Judging
- Students from your school have submitted entries to Oliphant Science Awards or Mary Anning Art Prize.
- Have had a submission printed in the SASTA Journal, blog or newsletter
- SASTA Board or committee participation