ConocoPhillips Science Experience
The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun three days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students. Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.
The program takes place in eight universities and tertiary institutions in Victoria, within many different laboratories and lecture theatres. Participants perform experiments in the laboratories, meet and hear senior lecturers in the lecture theatres, attend site visits and walk around and experience what it is like to be on the campus of a university or tertiary institution. More than 65,000 students from around Australia have taken this rare opportunity to date.
The program also provides information about further studies in science, technology and engineering. It highlights the wide range of careers that allow students to pursue their interest and abilities in the sciences. One aspect of the program often commented on by participants is the opportunity to meet and share ideas with students from different schools. Each program includes a BBQ or other social activity.
The Rotary Club of Frankston fully funds an number of students to undertake this program, held in September, December and January each year.
More information about the ConocoPhillips Science Experience can be found here or contact our Club directly.