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Miley's Adventure to the GUMURRI STEM Camp

During the first week of my holiday break, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in the GUMURRI STEM Camp located on the vibrant Gold Coast, hosted by Griffith University. This immersive experience was a true highlight, offering a dynamic blend of hands-on learning, enlightening tours, engaging lectures, and invaluable social interactions amongst fellow students.

One of the most captivating aspects of the camp was the hands-on learning activities conducted within Griffith University's state-of-the-art science laboratories. Here, we delved into various experiments, notably exploring the effectiveness of sunscreens through meticulous tests using sophisticated equipment generously provided to us. Additionally, we honed our skills in Marine Biology, delving into the intricate workings of our ecosystems and brainstorming innovative strategies for mitigating negative impacts.

A highlight of the camp was the comprehensive tour of Griffith University's Gold Coast campus. Led by knowledgeable guides, we were escorted through lecture halls, athletic facilities, on-campus accommodations, and the esteemed Gumurri Centre, enriching our understanding of university life and its resources.

Each day concluded with enriching team-building activities back at our campsite, located at the picturesque Treasure Island Gold Coast. One standout experience was the Bear Grylls-inspired challenge, where we tested our survival skills on a simulated island scenario. These activities not only fostered camaraderie but also instilled important lessons in resilience and cooperation.

Reflecting on my time at GUMURRI STEM Camp, I am grateful for the wealth of knowledge gained, from mastering laboratory equipment to understanding the critical importance of preserving our ecosystems. Beyond academic insights, the camp imparted invaluable life lessons, underscoring the significance of collaboration, adaptability, and environmental stewardship.

Written by Miley Webber



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