Presentation and Science Show Training

YSA Sydney kicks off every year with its Presentation and Science Show Training program to equip our members with the skills they need to become better science communicators. This page contains information for those interested in attending or coordinating the program in 2019. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the PaSS Training team at passt@sydney.ysa.org.au.


Presentation and Science Show (PaSS) Training 2019

What is PaSS Training?

Presentation and Science Show (PaSS) Training is YSA Sydney’s three day program over the course of which you’ll get to learn everything you need to know about becoming an effective and engaging science communicator. The program will cover a whole bunch of important points for budding science presenters, including:

  • Having confidence in your presenting ability.
  • Explaining scientific concepts to any audience.
  • Developing your communication and presentation skills.
  • Using scaffolds to develop and run your very own science show.
  • Ensuring your science show is safe.
  • Tips and tricks to manage a crowd.

Throughout the program you will be mentored by experienced YSA members and you’ll get to figure out what makes a science show work (and what doesn’t)!

Where and when is PaSS Training happening?

In 2019, PaSS Training will be held from Monday 14 January to Wednesday 16 January. This year you can choose to be a residential or non-residential attendee. Residential attendees will get to spend some time getting to know their fellow YSA members with some fun socials each night, and non-residential attendees can head home at the end of each day.

For residential attendees, we will be staying at Arncliffe.

Training will be held at the University of Sydney.

How do I get there?

Pending venue.

What is the cost?

Non-Residential: $50.00

Residential: $80.00

Who can attend PaSS Training?

Anyone between the ages of 14 and 25! No prior experience is required!

By allowing for experienced attendees to assist in the development and running of sessions, the program is designed in such a way that there will be a place for people of ALL levels of skill or experience.

Please note: YSA has a ‘no illicit drugs and alcohol’ policy.

PaSS Training 2019 – Sign Up

If you want to be part of PaSS Training 2019, fill in the form below! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at passt@sydney.ysa.org.au.

PaSS Training 2019 Coordinator Applications

What is PaSS Training?

Presentation and Science Show (PaSS) Training is YSA Sydney’s three day program over the course of which you’ll get to learn everything you need to know about becoming an effective and engaging science communicator. The program will cover a whole bunch of important points for budding science presenters, including:

  • Having confidence in your presenting ability.
  • Explaining scientific concepts to any audience.
  • Developing your communication and presentation skills.
  • Using scaffolds to develop and run your very own science show.
  • Ensuring your science show is safe.
  • Tips and tricks to manage a crowd.

What we need from the coordinating team?

We are looking for a team of 5 with skill sets in event and people management. However, that being said ANYONE can apply and we strongly urge you to do so if you’re interested.

Demonstrators:

  • Write up activity sheets and run sheets.
  • Run workshops and breakout sessions.

Coordinators:

  • Organise materials and storeroom raids.
  • Be responsible for the teams, including the team budgets.
  • Liaise with external parties.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at passt@sydney.ysa.org.au.

Where and when is PaSS Training happening?

In 2019, PaSS Training will be held from Monday 14 January to Wednesday 16 January. We’re still in the middle of finalising the venue.

What is the cost?

Pending venue.

PaSS Training 2019 – Coordinator Applications

Fill in the form below to apply for a coordinator position! If you have any questions or concerns about the form, please do not hesitate to contact us at passt@sydney.ysa.org.au.