The Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) was the third of six Specialist Science Centres established by the Victorian State Government. It was officially opened in 2006 by the then Victorian Treasurer, John Brumby and joined Ecolinc and GTAC in offering high quality science programs. VSSEC uses the context of space to engage teachers and students in the teaching and learning of science.
VSSEC is situated in the grounds of Strathmore Secondary College and its inspiring spiral-galaxy shaped building, designed by Gregory Burgess Architects, offers a stimulating environment for hands-on learning. All areas within the Centre are supported by an integrated technology system which supports a rich learning environment.
VSSEC applies the latest educational research to develop effective programs for both students and teachers. To maintain the highest level of excellence in both pedagogy and science content VSSEC established an advisory board consisting of representatives from academia, education and the government.
VSSEC’s programs support dedicated subject and cross-curricula domains. These programs are delivered in context and highlight career and study paths. Programs predominantly support secondary school learning however VSSEC also offers a range of outreach programs for primary students and events to engage the general public.
For full details of VSSEC’s activities please refer to our annual reports.