Regional Science Champions - 2021 Training Series Registration
Thank you for your interest in the Regional Science Champions project!
Please complete this form to register for one of the 2021 training series. We'll be in touch by early January to confirm your registration. Note that we will be prioritising librarians from regional areas for this program. If there are remaining places in the program, we will offer them to metro libraries.
This project is a partnership between Scienceworks, Inspiring Victoria through Royal Society of Victoria, and Public Libraries Victoria.
The project will offer mentoring from a Scienceworks program educator who will work with Science Champions - staff member(s) of the selected library - to build skills, knowledge, and networks for developing and delivering science programs for local communities (focused on regional communities). As part of the training series, each Science Champion will produce a science program to be delivered to their community. The Scienceworks educator will support you to choose a topic and delivery mode that will most appeal to your target audience. If possible, we encourage multiple staff (2-3) from the same library service to register so they can
There are two training series available in 2021. Each Science Champion only participates in one training series - the registration form below will ask you to indicate which training series best suits you. There are four 2-hour sessions per series, with sessions running fortnightly from 9:30-11:30am (don't worry, there will be a break in the middle!). We'll also offer a short focused session for each library service participating to talk about your particular context.
February to March series:
Wednesday 10 February
Wednesday 24 February
Wednesday 10 March
Wednesday 24 March
April to June series:
Thursday 22 April
Thursday 6 May
Thursday 20 May
Thursday 3 June
To participate in the program, you will need to commit to the following:
· You will need a stable internet connection and a webcam + mic – all training will be delivered via video conference.
· Commit to four online training sessions of up to 2 hours each, with 2-3 hours between sessions to develop your program, plus one 30-60 minute focused session for your library service. Total time commitment is ~16-20 hours over seven weeks.
· Deliver a science program for your community (timing flexible!)
· Contribute to post-training feedback and evaluation by completing a survey
If you have any questions, please contact Kate Barnard at Scienceworks by emailing
, or Rena Singh at Inspiring Victoria by emailing
If you work across multiple library branches, just list the main branch you work at.
Is your library in a regional area of Victoria?
Yes - regional Victoria
No - metro Melbourne
Which training series suits you best?
February to March series (Wednesday mornings)
April to June series (Thursday mornings)
Either would be fine!
Do you have endorsement from your Library Manager to participate in the program?
As there is a significant time commitment for the training, we require all participants seek endorsement from their Library Manager to participate.
To participate in the program, you will need to commit to the following. Please tick to indicate you are able to commit to these requirements.
A stable internet connection and a webcam + mic – all training will be delivered via video conference.
Commit to four fortnightly online training sessions of up to 2 hours each, with ~2-3 hours between sessions to develop your program, plus one 30-60 minute focused session for your library service. Total time commitment is ~16-20 hours over 7 weeks.
Deliver a science program for your community (timing flexible!)
Contribute to post-training feedback and evaluation by completing a survey
Anything else you want to let us know?
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