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The Santos Science Experience was in the Pilbara for the first-time in June, for a whirlwind four-day visit to deliver the program to over 650 students at Karratha Senior High School, Roebourne High School and St Luke’s College Karratha.

The Santos Science Experience is a program 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 professionals in the field who love their work. It also provides information about further studies in science, technology and engineering and the wide range of pathways that allow students to pursue these interests and abilities as careers.

The condensed program was delivered by staff from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, and the Science Schools Foundation via a series of workshops on engineering, digital technology, chemistry and biology.

The schools’ response to the program was overwhelming and what would normally be a three-to-four-day program for 50 students had to be modified to cater for the high participation numbers.

National Director of the Science Schools Foundation, Jacqui Bellars, who was in Karratha for the workshops said the inaugural visit was an outstanding success. “It was a very busy four-day program across the three schools, but it was great to see the students engaged and actively participating in the Santos Science Experience workshops. They all want Santos to bring the experience back!”

If you want to know more about the Santos Science Experience, visit or for something a bit different, check out this YouTube video put together by the University of Western Australia (video below).