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Posted on 23 November, 2017

Students aim high after Karratha Drone Camp

Students aim high after Karratha Drone Camp

The sky’s not the limit, it’s the goal. 39 school girls from Karratha Senior High School and St Luke's College stretched their wings at two drone camps in Karratha from Monday 13 to Friday 17 November.

At the She Flies camp, the girls learn how to stay safe around drones and how to fly one. They also learn how to navigate an obstacle course, and how to program their drone to follow their commands to trial miniaturized but ‘real-world’ applications such as aerial photographic survey, weed bombing, and searching for the thylacine.

Sponsored by the Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science, the Karratha camp was the final camp of a series being run by She Flies – there has also been one in Cairns in June and Darwin in July.

Opening up STEM studies and careers to girls in remote and regional areas is an important part of our program. These subjects lead to careers in growth areas and we don’t want girls from Australia’s remote areas to miss out on these opportunities.

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