Forestry & Aquaculture in STEM Week in partnership with Lantra Scotland (22 - 26 November 2021) was a showcase of the unique people and careers in the Forestry and Aquaculture sectors.
During the week there was opportunities to engage with STEM Ambassadors from a variety of careers through videos, profiles and live talks. As well as sessions for teachers and careers advisors and people working in industry to find out how they can become a STEM Ambassador.
During the week two school competitions launched:
The Chief Forester’s Challenge:
A forestry themed competition for Primary Schools
Aquaculture in Scotland Challenge:
An aquaculture themed competition for Secondary Schools
Even though the week is now over, you can still access all the resources. Check out the resources section or download the teacher guide.
Primary school competition
What does Aquaculture
mean to Scotland?
Secondary school competition
A forestry themed competition to design your own treehouse - the treehouse needs to be made of timber, and you will need to think about where the treehouse could be built/placed.
A project-based competition for secondary school pupils to answer the question: What does aquaculture mean to Scotland? This could include entries from across the curriculum - business pupils providing an entry of the economic benefits, science pupils looking at the STEM job roles in the industry, etc.
Prizes up for grabs include:
£50 Amazon voucher for the pupil with the winning entry, as well as £250 worth of STEM or educational kits for the school.
£30 Amazon voucher prize for pupil
£20 Amazon voucher prize for pupil
You can view more information, including Terms and Conditions for the competition over on Lantra Scotland's website.