This year’s Stamp Collecting Month celebrates STEAM, an acronym that stands for the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
The 21st century is presenting many challenges, including climate change; the rapid development of technology, including social media; and public health issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Building engagement with STEAM, particularly in young people, is critical to ensure a prosperous and safe future for all Australians. While science and technology are crucial, so too are the arts, which are essential for critical thinking, evaluating and planning, as well as appreciating the “big picture” of how science and technology will assist us in dealing with modern life.
The five stamps and minisheet in this issue show elements of STEAM being studied in a classroom environment, including sustainability, biology, robotics and coding, chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science and the creative arts, such as painting.
Booklet of 10 (5 designs)