Mobil sponsors STEM activation at 2024 Yarraville Festival

Mobil worked with Western BACE STEM Squad to provide the community with a STEM Taster Experience Activation to enjoy on the day.
Image Local families engaging with the STEM activation at Yarraville Festival.
Local families engaging with the STEM activation at Yarraville Festival.

The Mobil team were proud to continue their support of the Yarraville Festival in 2024, with this year’s stall featuring a special activation for local families.

Following a rescheduling of the event due to extremely hot weather, the festival went ahead on Sunday 17 March, with the festival organisers putting on yet another incredible community event with attractions for people of all ages.

Mobil’s stall focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for primary school aged children, with a pop-up activation designed and run by local organisation Western BACE STEM Squad.

The team ran a STEM Taster Experience Activation program consisting of Robotics and Technology mini-challenges.

The stall was busy all day, with families stopping by to take part in the fun STEM-based activities on offer. Families engaged in a range of coding activities with robotics such as Ozobot, Codey Rocky, and Intelino Smart trains, and the opportunity to explore Augmented Reality technologies with the Osmo Tangram.

Western BACE is a not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne’s West which runs STEM-based programs for youth in the area to encourage interest and participation in STEM learning.

The programs provide children aged 3-15 the opportunity to experiment with a host of new technologies and learn from industry experts.

Western BACE CEO Mark Corrie said, “The activation was designed to engage families and young learners in STEM-related challenges that encourage and provide experiential learning opportunities, spark curiosity and exposure to the diverse learning and career pathways STEM disciplines offer.

Steve Flynn, Yarraville Terminal Manager, said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been able to bring this STEM Taster Experience Activation to the community via a great event like the Yarraville Festival.

STEM education is something we’re passionate about here at Mobil and it was great to see young future engineers learning new skills and having fun at the stall.