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See the giant machines driving mining in WA

For two days in November the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre will showcase world-class robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, autonomous vehicles and remote operations centres through interactive displays, and we are inviting WA schools to be a part of this unique opportunity by booking a FREE excursion.

Students will get up close to some of the world’s smartest mining machines and experience a behind-the-scenes look at the technology transforming the resources sector, and also be able to interact with the latest tech including world-class robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality centres, autonomous vehicles, a gas platform helicopter and a fully equipped medical plane – to name a few.

Elizabeth Quay will be turned into a piece of Pilbara with a jaw-dropping display of the huge mining equipment that powers the resources industry. Students can immerse themselves in the technology that is shaping the jobs of tomorrow and ask questions directly to senior business leaders about the resources industry’s challenges and successes.

Plus, there’ll be around 50 school displays providing a first-hand look at what other WA schools are doing in the technology and innovation space.

This FREE excursion brings STEM to life and supports the WA Curriculum: Science, Technologies and HASS. For further information and bookings, please visit rtsperth.com/schools

When
  • 27-28 November, 2019
Where
  • Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Suitable For
  • Year 3-10. This excursion supports the WA Curriculum: Science, Technologies and HASS.
Other
  • Find out more about the Resources Technology Showcase 2019 here.
  • Please contact Seven West Media Education for any cancellations, amendments or further enquiries.
  • Please read the Excursion Management Plan thoroughly.
  • Bookings are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Groups will be able to make bookings in half-hour increments throughout each day, with the first session being at 9am.
  • The excursion duration within the exhibition space is 2 hours. You might like to allow additional time to view the display of mining equipment at Elizabeth Quay.
  • Public Transport
  • Private Bus/Coach
    • DROP-OFF
      • Schools arriving by private bus/coach may be dropped off on the concourse outside of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC).
        • This is strictly a drop-off zone only. No bus parking or standing is permitted.
        • If your bus cannot access the driveway, please drive around the block so as to not block the entrance to the PCEC or Busport, Mounts Bay Road or other roadways.
        • Please note that this is also a public space for pedestrians, taxis, coaches and vehicles and can be extremely busy at times.
        • Buses can only turn left onto Mounts Bay Road once they exit the PCEC plaza.
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      • Alternative locations may be used, such as:
        • the vehicle holding area under the freeway bridges on Mounts Bay Road (see below and Appendix 2) which can be used for drop-offs and pick-ups only. No parking is allowed.
          • this location includes crossing one traffic light-controlled crossing and one crosswalk under the direction of your school’s supervisory team. You may need to have your children cross in small groups.
        • reserved parking bays either on Mill St  (after 9am) or Spring St (after 9am-4.15pm) on Monday to Friday. Your bus company should contact City of Perth Parking Services to make arrangements.
    • PICK-UP
      • Under no circumstances will pick-ups be allowed from the PCEC concourse, due to the volume of buses arriving throughout the day.
      • Schools must make arrangements to be picked up at a location away from PCEC, such as the vehicle holding area on Mounts Bay Road or reserved parking bays either on Mill St or Spring St. See above for further information.
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  • Please check in with staff on arrival and await further instructions.
  • Please enter the pavilions as a single group.
  • Schools will arrive at staggered times throughout the day, in half hour increments. To assist us with managing venue capacity, please arrive on time and leave promptly at the conclusion of your two hour visit.
  • Please remind students and supervisors that the duration of your visit inside the exhibition space is TWO hours only.
  • You might like to allow additional time to view the display of mining equipment at Elizabeth Quay.
  • Please communicate a meeting time and location prior to entering the pavilions.

What's Included

STEM in action

The Showcase will combine jaw-droppingly massive industrial machinery with world-class computing power to bring STEM to life in a way that Perth has never seen. Our country’s oil and gas and mining companies use robots so sophisticated they have grabbed the attention of NASA. Our driverless vehicles work 24 hours a day on an industrial scale – not just in the controlled environment of a laboratory in Silicon Valley. Augmented reality is defeating the tyranny of distance every day.

Careers

Australia’s resources industry is the backbone of this country’s economy and a massive employer. The Showcase is a window into the careers of future. Students will be encouraged to immerse themselves in the technology that will be critical to the jobs they take after they leave school – and ask questions directly to senior business leaders about the resources industry’s challenges and successes.

In addition to the Showcase, students will have the opportunity to witness how the media industry works – viewing national and international live news and story coverages, journalists preparing and posting live stories and also having the opportunity to be on the front page of The West Australian newspaper.

School displays

With displays from around 50 schools, interact with the students and teachers from each and get a first-hand look at what WA schools are doing in the technology and innovation space.

Giant mining machines

Elizabeth Quay will be turned into a piece of Pilbara, where students can interact with a jaw-dropping display of some of the latest and largest mining equipment that powers the resources industry. Please allow additional time for this experience.

 

Additional Resources


Innovation Showcase

Educators across the State are invited to the Department of Education’s Innovation Showcase on 27-28 November – a must for educators interested in inspiring student learning and leading change in schools.

The Showcase is focusing on four key areas of education – STEM, Digital Technologies, strengthening outcomes for Aboriginal students and secondary student engagement and retention.

Attendees will get the chance to hear from the leaders in innovative education, interact with global thinkers, and discover the innovation journey schools have been on to create solutions to educational challenges.

Click here to find out more.

 

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