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Discover ATSIMS’s latest news including award opportunities, programs, and workshops. You can read about what our program participants set out to achieve and how they succeeded and stay informed through the development of our program in the community.

Latest stories

Students thrive on Sea Country

Wednesday, 12 June 2024

JCU ATSIMS program is continuing to inspire the next generation of First Nations marine scientists with almost 70 north Queensland high school students graduating from the program. Over 30 science teachers and Indigenous support staff participated alongside students in the program.

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Supporting First Nations students in marine management

Sea Country Connections, February 2024

The Reef Authority's education team is proud to partner with James Cook University (JCU) for the 'Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in Marine Science' (ATSIMS) Program—an outreach initiative providing First Nations Year 10 students in North Queensland with opportunities to engage in marine science, marine management and Sea Country stewardship.

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Students embrace marine science learning

Monday, 18 December 2023

JCU’s Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders in Marine Science (ATSIMS) team was excited to host Bwgcolman Community School students over to Orpheus Island and Townsville.

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Grants to boost Queensland’s science engagement

Tuesday, 11 July 2023

The grants aim to inspire more students to study STEM subjects, promote STEM careers and increase community awareness of science in Queensland.

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Students strengthen connections with marine world

Monday, 19 June 2023

Almost 90 local First Nations high school students have been given a taste of the wonderful world of marine science after graduating from a James Cook University program.

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