Future Makers helps Queensland schools bring STEM subjects to life by connecting them to the knowledge, experience and passion of real-life and leading industry professionals from QGC and Queensland Museum Network.  As part of the program teachers in the Western Downs and Gladstone regions have the opportunity to have leading industry professionals visit their classrooms and deliver interesting activities. Learning experts help set up, design and deliver these visits so as they are directly related to the Curriculum and so as students leave feeling engaged and inspired by the possibilities ahead of them. To organise an Industry Classroom Event

Teachers in the Western Downs and Gladstone regions who wish to organise for a leading industry professional to visit their classrooms should email their requests to the Future Makers Team on   

Future Makers Ambassadors

Future Makers thanks the time and effort that the following people have invested in meeting and talking with students or helping us create video resources for classroom use:


Dr Marissa McNamara, Parasitologist, Queensland Museum Network

Dr Zana Williams, Geologist, QGC

Dr Scott Hocknull, Palaeontologist, Queensland Museum Network

Dr Andrew Rozefelds, Queensland Museum Network

Owen Girardi, Geologist, QGC

Adam Sommerfeld, Chemical Engineer, QGC

Richard Nagle, Chemical Engineer, QGC

Ellen King, Process Engineer, QGC

Sarah Gallegos, Electricial Engineer , QGC

Dr Jessica Worthington-Wilmer, Molecular Identities Lab Manager, Queensland Museum Network

Dr Christine Lambkin, Entomologist, Queensland Museum Network

Owen Seeman, Collection Manager, Arachnids, Queensland Museum Network

Future Makers resources

Future Makers have created a number of resources for teachers and students to use within the classroom. These resources are related directly to the Australian curriculum and can be viewed on the Future Makers Teacher Resources page, through the Queensland Museum YouTube channel or downloaded from the Future Makers Dropbox.

Future Makers also works hard to ensure Queensland Museum Network exhibitions offer additional learning experiences for the classroom. Hadron Collider: Step inside the world’s greatest experiement is currently on display at the Queensland Museum and Future Makers have developed a set of student and teacher resources that can be downloaded here.

Queensland Museum resources

Resources and artefacts from the Queensland Museum’s collections are also made accessible to schools either physically or in virtual form.

Teacher Professional Development

Initiatives such as the teacher professional development program, Creative Lab, is helping teachers guide students into an innovative future by strengthening pedagogy, and providing resources, exhibitions and access to experts working in STEM-related careers.

For details of upcoming events visit the Queensland Museum website.