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Colchester Zoo Engineering Project Launch

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Colchester Zoo

Maldon Road

Colchester

CO3 OSL

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Colchester Zoo


Join us for the launch of this year's Colchester Zoo Engineering Project, which will see secondary school teams (years 7-13) competing to design a prototype wave machine for the Zoo's Sea Lion enclosure. Students will be supported throughout by a local industry mentor and entries will be assessed later in the year by a panel of judges, made up of Zoo staff and engineering companies.

Zoo staff will set the scene for this year's project, hand out the formal brief to teams and industry mentors and set out how teams can receive additional support and guidance from animal curators. Education and Industry STEM Programme team members will confirm the support it can provide to teams in terms of kit/equipment costs and travel support. And if teams are not yet linked to an industry mentor, we'll seek to introduce individuals to school representatives on the day.

If you're a school representative - You're welcome to bring the whole team along to the launch event, but may decide to send a single member of staff and one or two students. It's important that someone attends on behalf of the school in order to ask any questions teams may have before setting out.

If you're a volunteer from industry - Contact us prior to the event at e&i.stem@essex.gov.uk (as well as booking your place through Eventbrite) and we'll seek to introduce you to a local school team in advance.


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