Inspire the next
generation of spatial experts

Can you help us to elevate the skills and aspirations of the future workforce?

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We partner with surveying and geospatial companies to improve these statistics

She Maps is a proud Australian Social Enterprise with an international footprint. We connect and collaborate with schools, academia, and industry to teach powerful, real world learning in the classroom with modern STEM technologies. We focus on the surveying and geospatial industry as we believe that spatial skills will underpin the growth of companies and our communities in a data analytics hungry fifth industrial revolution.

As a certified Social Enterprise, we are deeply invested in eliminating bias and embracing diversity. We do this by building teacher and student capabilities and confidence with STEM, as well as engaging, educating, and empowering diverse and underrepresented sectors of our community.

There is a lack of funding in schools for STEM

Many schools simply don’t have the funds to access professional learning, teaching materials, and the classroom equipment required to incorporate modern STEM initiatives, such as drone and geospatial education programs into their schools.

When talking to schools, many of them have cited a lack of funding available for them to access quality drone and geospatial education. In fact in 2021, a social campaign we ran identified over 500 Australian schools that viewed an Inspiring Australia STEM grant as the only opportunity for them to fund an immersive experience with modern technologies. This grant was oversubscribed and many schools missed out.

We know schools are eager to get their drone programs up and running, they simply can’t afford it.

Can you help support a local school?

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Why sponsor a school?

Schools will be able to continue to deliver enriched learning opportunities that stimulate children' curiosity, kindle passions, and give school learning purpose and value.

It raises students' awareness of and interest in a variety of new and developing occupations, such as geospatial professions and other STEM-related careers.

It develops students' 'future of work' capacities as well as 21st-century skills that are applicable to present and future occupations.

It increases teacher confidence, capability, and knowledge in order to promote teaching and learning innovations, resulting in improved student participation in STEM topics.

Gift a She Maps Membership to a school

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Sponsor our annual mapping competition

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Help a school launch a drone program

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Fund the development of teaching resources

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We're here to help...let's talk!

Schedule a meeting with She Maps at a time that is convenient for you.

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Sponsor our Competition

The ‘How Cool is Your School?’ Competition is loved by teachers and students the world over. This competition teaches students to calculate the percentage of green shade available at their school by creating a map that meets cartographic (mapping) conventions. The maps the students create are then entered into the competition where individual and whole school prizes can be won.

She Maps is always looking for organisations that would like to help support this competition. Prizes might range in size, and could be as simple as spreading the word about our competition via your network.

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Sponsor a school

Many schools simply don’t have the funds to access professional learning, teaching materials, and the classroom equipment required to incorporate modern STEM initiatives, such as drone and geospatial education programs into their schools.

We know teachers and schools are eager to get their drone programs up and running, but they simply can’t afford it. Can you help support a local school?

 

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Provide case studies & data

We are always looking for case studies and real world stories to incorporate into our teaching resources. If you have an interesting project that you or your organisation has worked on, and the data is publicly available, then our teachers and students would love them

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Join our career poster series

We would love to feature any outstanding drone or geospatial experts in our series of career posters, used to inspire students to pursue a geospatial career.

We’re particularly interested in career stories from women, culturally diverse backgrounds and representatives from the LGBTQI communities.

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Gift a book set &
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Pippa and Dronie is a beautifully illustrated book for young readers aged 5 to 9, celebrating diversity in STEM.

The book features six real women doing amazing work with drones.  It’s guaranteed to capture the attention of students as they learn how these amazing role models use drones to take photographs, gather data and solve some of the world challenges.

Book set includes: Illustrated books, lesson plans, block coding app, web-based game, image mat, Dronie plushie, and free printables.

Partnering for Purpose

We work in collaboration with our partners to create impact for students, teachers, and communities

Major Partners

Major Partners help us undertake large projects and bridge the gap between education, industry, and government.

The Surveyors' Trust

The Surveyors’ Trust supports 28 schools in QLD through our Lighthouse Schools program, providing teachers with valuable professional learning to raise awareness about the spatial industry as an important career path.

Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

SSSI represents the interests of professionals in the surveying and spatial sciences industries and provides services for bodies engaged in those industries and their members. We have partnered with SSSI to develop a detailed plan for the delivery of geospatial career-based information to teachers, career advisers and students including the design of student materials.

Australia-ASEAN Council, DFAT

The Australian-ASEAN Council have funded us to travel to the Philippines train 10 new Instructors in partnership with WeRobotics, and to work with Diamonds in the Rough and Indonesian Government organisation, QITEP in Science, to teach our program to Indonesian youth and teachers.

Commonwealth Government of Australia

We were awarded an Emerging Priorities Grant funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia under the Department of Education which will see She Maps travelling to 14 locations across the country in 2023, delivering our Classroom Drone Essentials Training to teachers.

WeRobotics

We have partnered with WeRobotics, through a 3-year funding agreement with Foundation Botnar, to deliver a wide range of youth training sessions and youth-led projects across 7 Flying Labs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are providing our Certified Instructor training to the Flying Labs.

Competition Sponsors

Our Competition Sponsors sponsor our Map My School Competition to provide prizes to our winning schools.

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Industry Curriculum Partners

We bring real world learning to the classroom, through the knowledge and experience of our Industry Curriculum Partners

Swoop Aero

Partner for our Code, Fly, Deliver Unit of Work

Nepal Flying Labs

Partner for our Healthcare in the Himalayas Unit of Work

ForestLearning

Partner for our Drones in Forestry Unit of Work.

Get Kids into Survey

Partner for supporting fun surveying resources