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 Shell QGC and Queensland Museum Network.  As part of the program, teachers in the Western Downs and Gladstone regions will be provided with opportunities to have leading industry professionals visit their classrooms and deliver STEM-based activities. Learning experts help design and deliver these visits to ensure they are supportive of the Australian Curriculum and allow students to 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 info@futuremakers.org.au.   

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, Shell QGC

Dr Scott Hocknull, Palaeontologist, Queensland Museum Network

Dr Andrew Rozefelds, Queensland Museum Network

Owen Girardi, Geologist, Shell QGC

Adam Sommerfeld, Chemical Engineer, Shell QGC

Richard Nagle, Chemical Engineer, Shell QGC

Ellen King, Process Engineer, Shell QGC

Sarah Gallegos, Electricial Engineer , Shell 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

Sue Vallis, Conservator, Queensland Museum Network

Dr Paul Muir, Marine Biologist, Queensland Museum Network

Mark Land, Production Technician, Shell QGC

Mike Sudmalis, Principal Water Operations Engineer, Shell QGC

Sam Heritage, Environmental Compliance Advisor, Shell QGC

Espen Knutsen, Paleontologist, Queensland Museum Network

Future Makers Resources

Future Makers has 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. 

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 Future Makers teacher professional development program, are designed to help teachers guide students into an innovative future through the strengthening of pedagogy, provision of learning resources and access to experts working in STEM-related careers.

For details of upcoming events visit the Future Makers Teacher Professional Development page