Feb 17

Clean Up Australia

Get ready for Clean Up Australia Day with a series of video conferences from the Australian Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum.

Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day.

So far 2,223 primary schools and 1,119 youth groups have removed rubbish from locations right across the country.

Tuesday 28 February

Meet Clean Up Australia Co Founder Kim McKay

Time: 09:30

Overview: Find out more about Clean Up Australian Day with Kim McKay AO. Kim McKay co-founded Clean Up Australia with Ian Kiernan in 1990 following the highly successful Clean Up Sydney Harbour which she helped…

Clean Up Australia – Catchment Health

Time: 13:00

Overview: Find out how you can get involved in Clean Up Australian Day. The Catchment Health video conference explores how rubbish impacts our freshwater and marine environments. This session looks at the importance of catchments and how everything we do on land has impacts downstream.

Clean Up Australia – Catchment Health

Time: 14:00

Overview: Find out how you can get involved in Clean Up Australian Day. The Catchment Health video conference explores how rubbish impacts our freshwater and marine environments. This session looks at the importance of catchments and how everything we do on land has impacts downstream.

Wednesday 1 March 

Clean up Australia Day Where do you think it goes?

Time: 10:00

Overview: What are you doing for Clean up Australia Day? Join Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean as they investigate what happens to the rubbish we leave behind. If it finds its way into our drains and waterways it can affect our wildlife and our environment.

Clean up Australia Day Where do you think it goes?

Time: 11:30

Overview: What are you doing for Clean up Australia Day? Join Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean as they investigate what happens to the rubbish we leave behind. If it finds its way into our drains and waterways it can affect our wildlife and our environment.

Clean Up Australia – Catchment Health

Time: 13:00

Overview: Find out how you can get involved in Clean Up Australian Day. The Catchment Health video conference explores how rubbish impacts our freshwater and marine environments. This session looks at the importance of catchments and how everything we do on land has impacts downstream.

Clean up Australia Day Where do you think it goes?

Time: 14:00

Overview: What are you doing for Clean up Australia Day? Join Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean as they investigate what happens to the rubbish we leave behind. If it finds its way into our drains and waterways it can affect our wildlife and our environment.

Thursday 2 March

Clean up Australia Day Where do you think it goes?

Time: 10:00

Overview: What are you doing for Clean up Australia Day? Join Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean as they investigate what happens to the rubbish we leave behind. If it finds its way into our drains and waterways it can affect our wildlife and our environment.

Clean up Australia Day Where do you think it goes?

Time: 11:30

Overview: What are you doing for Clean up Australia Day? Join Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean as they investigate what happens to the rubbish we leave behind. If it finds its way into our drains and waterways it can affect our wildlife and our environment.

Clean Up Australia – Catchment Health

Time: 13:00

Overview: Find out how you can get involved in Clean Up Australian Day. The Catchment Health video conference explores how rubbish impacts our freshwater and marine environments. This session looks at the importance of catchments and how everything we do on land has impacts downstream.

Clean up Australia Day Where do you think it goes?

Time: 14:00

Overview: What are you doing for Clean up Australia Day? Join Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean as they investigate what happens to the rubbish we leave behind. If it finds its way into our dr…

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Teachers Resources 

Dec 22

What’s on in 2017

It’s been a great year for video conferencing and 2017 will be even bigger. In 2016 Virtual Excursions Australia delivered events for NAIDOC Week, SciFest, Earth Science Week and ClickFest. These events brought content providers from across Australia and created engaging learning experiences.

DART Connections once again delivered the popular Premiers Reading Challenge series reaching over 10,000 students. Author Andy Griffiths had 100 schools and 5000 students joining via video conference and was DART Connections biggest event yet!

Virtual Excursions Australia also delivered 2 live streaming events for Dinosaur Day that can be viewed though the Virtual Excursions Australia YouTube Channel

2017 is going to be even bigger with Virtual Excursions Australia hosting the following event throughout the year.

Clean Up Australia Day Video Conferencing 27 February – 3 March 2017

Get ready for Clean Up Australia Day with a series for video conferences. Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day.

So far 2,223 primary schools and 1,119 youth groups have removed rubbish from locations right across the country.

Teachers Resources 

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Curriculum Spotlight Video Conferencing 3 – 7 April and 26 – 28 April 2017

Video Conferencing providers from across Australia will provide a overview on their content. Find out how these organisation can help you throughout 2017.

NAIDOC Week Video Conferencing and Live Streaming Dates 19 – 30 June 2017

NAIDOC Week is held in the first week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

This years theme is Our Languages Matter and highlights the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. Our Languages Matter celebrates the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

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SciFest Video Conferencing and Live Streaming Dates 1 – 31 August 2017

SciFest video conferencing festival provides a great link to National Science Week. Now in it’s forth year SciFest is a great opportunity to engage your students in a variety of science workshops and events.

National Science Week is on 12–20 August

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Earth Science Week Video Conferencing Festival Dates 9 – 13 October 2017

Earth Science Week is celebrated from 8-14 October 2016. “Earth and Human Activity.” is the international theme of Earth Science Week 2017. The 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes.

Earth Science Week is an international celebration initiated and hosted by the American Geosciences Institute, promoting the importance of the geosciences to the community

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ClickFest Video Conferencing Festival Dates 1 – 30 November 2017

ClickFest is an annual video conferencing festival run in November each year. ClickFest is an exciting initiative from education organisations across Australia. It highlights the diversity and scope of video conferences available to schools across Australia. Sessions are delivered free or at reduced cost to schools, providing a great opportunity for teachers to give it a go.

Topics and programs will vary over the month long video conferencing festival to provide flexibility for teachers and students. Each day multiple sessions will be available on a variety of topics from content providers around Australia.

Dinosaur Day Video Conferencing and Live Streaming on 6 November 2017

The Australian Museum launches the 2017 ClickFest Video Conferencing Festival with Winny the Muttaburrasaurs. Winny Saurs a life size Muttaburrasaurs dinosaur puppet will take you on a journey to explore her world, transporting you back 100 million years into Cretaceous.

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Nov 24

Pirate School From Cyberspace Attacks!

All is not right on the world wide web! The news is out that there has been a series of pirate attacks at a virtual excursion near you! Join the Australian National Maritime Museum for ‘Pirates from Cyberspace Attack’ on 7th and 9th December 2016 at 10.00am 11.30am and 2.00pm.

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Your senses will be raided by all types of skulduggery and all things piratical. Topics for new apprentice pirates include:
– Earn and personalise a pirate licence with your new pirate identity
– Fashion tips for well-dressed pirates
– Count your loot Dance to a pirate sea shanty
– Pirate Q & A and much more

Book now for Pirates from Cyberspace Attack

Nov 07

Gondwana Garden

Gondwana Garden live stream presented by the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Bring dinosaurs and plants live into your classroom in this thrilling experience for your students.
Go back in time to when Australia was part of Gondwana 165 million years ago and meet Winny the Australian
Museum’s life size Muttaburrasaurus and discover dinosaur environments.





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Nov 02

Sculpture By The Sea

Another fantastic live video conference was run by the DART team today at Sculpture By The Sea, held at Marks Park near Bondi Beach in Sydney. Incase you missed it, the event was streamed and recorded on YouTube where you can watch it over again.

Oct 24

ClickFest 2016

ClickFest is an annual video conferencing festival run in November each year. ClickFest is an exciting initiative from education organisations across Australia. It highlights the diversity and scope of video conferences available to schools across Australia. Sessions are delivered free or at reduced cost to schools, providing a great opportunity for teachers to give it a go.

Topics and programs will vary over the month long video conferencing festival to provide flexibility for teachers and students. Each day multiple sessions will be available on a variety of topics from content providers around Australia.

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Thursday 3 November

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

Monday 7 November

Dinosaur Day – Fascinating Fossils

Time: 09:30

Overview: Fossils are fascinating reminders of life in ancient times and provide a window into the past. They can also reveal an amazing amount of information about extinct species and the ancient world. Step inside the shoes of a palaeontologist to use fossil material and modern animals to reconstruct some extinct Australian animals

Dinosaur Day – Meet Winny

Time: 10:30

Overview: Come along to meet Winny to learn more about Australian Dinosaurs. Winny Saurs is a life size Muttaburrasaurs dinosaur puppet and she takes you on a journey to explore her world. You will be transported back 100 million years into Cretaceous and discover what life was really like for the dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Day – Gondwana Garden

Time: 11:30

Overview: Bring dinosaurs and plants live into your classroom in this thrilling experience for your students. Go back in time to when Australia was part of Gondwana 165 million years ago and meet Winny the Australian Museum’s life size Muttaburrasaurus and discover dinosaur environments.

Dinosaur Day – Fascinating Fossils

Time: 13:00

Overview: Fossils are fascinating reminders of life in ancient times and provide a window into the past. They can also reveal an amazing amount of information about extinct species and the ancient world. Step inside the shoes of a palaeontologist to use fossil material and modern animals to reconstruct some extinct Australian animals.

Dinosaur Day – Gondwana Garden

Time: 14:00

Overview: Bring dinosaurs and plants live into your classroom in this thrilling experience for your students. Go back in time to when Australia was part of Gondwana 165 million years ago and meet Winny the Australian Museum’s life size Muttaburrasaurus and discover dinosaur environments.

Tuesday 8 November

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

ClickFest – Minibeast Magnified

Time: 14:00

Overview: Minibeast Magnified explores the exciting and diverse world of invertebrates. Students will learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates and why they are important. Minibeast Magnified brings the world of invertebrates to your students.

Wednesday 9 November

ClickFest – Minibeast Magnified

Time: 09:30

Overview: Minibeast Magnified explores the exciting and diverse world of invertebrates. Students will learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates and why they are important. Minibeast Magnified brings the world of invertebrates to your students.

ClickFest – Minibeast Magnified

Time: 10:30

Overview: Minibeast Magnified explores the exciting and diverse world of invertebrates. Students will learn how to identify common groups of invertebrates and why they are important. Minibeast Magnified brings the world of invertebrates to your students

Thursday 10 November

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

ClickFest – Spiders

Time: 13:30

Overview: Explore the vast world of spiders. Found on every continent in the world except Antarctica, spiders are one of nature’s great success stories. Find out what spiders are, where they came from and how they got around, as well as Australia’s own diverse spider fauna.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

Tuesday 15 November

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

ClickFest – Spiders

Time: 09:30

Overview: Explore the vast world of spiders. Found on every continent in the world except Antarctica, spiders are one of nature’s great success stories. Find out what spiders are, where they came from and how they got around, as well as Australia’s own diverse spider fauna.

ClickFest – Spiders

Time: 10:30

Overview: Explore the vast world of spiders. Found on every continent in the world except Antarctica, spiders are one of nature’s great success stories. Find out what spiders are, where they came from and how they got around, as well as Australia’s own diverse spider fauna.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

Wednesday 16 November

ClickFest – Museum Secrets Revealed

Time: 09:30

Overview: This video conference provides a glimpse behind the scenes of Australia’s oldest natural history Museum. Become a detective and discover how scientists collect, preserve and display the many extraordinary specimens in their collection.

ClickFest – Museum Secrets Revealed

Time: 10:30

Overview: This video conference provides a glimpse behind the scenes of Australia’s oldest natural history Museum. Become a detective and discover how scientists collect, preserve and display the many extraordinary specimens in their collection.

Thursday 17 November

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

ClickFest – Museum Secrets Revealed

Time: 11:30

Overview: This video conference provides a glimpse behind the scenes of Australia’s oldest natural history Museum. Become a detective and discover how scientists collect, preserve and display the many extraordinary specimens in their collection.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

Tuesday 22 November

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

ClickFest – Fascinating Frogs

Time: 09:30

Overview: Frogs play a key role in many food webs, both as predators and as prey. By observing frog populations, we can get a good indication of the condition of the environment as frogs are sensitive to environmental change.

ClickFest – Fascinating Frogs

Time: 10:30

Overview: Frogs play a key role in many food webs, both as predators and as prey. By observing frog populations, we can get a good indication of the condition of the environment as frogs are sensitive to environmental change.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

Wednesday 23 November

ClickFest – Fascinating Frogs

Time: 09:30

Overview: Frogs play a key role in many food webs, both as predators and as prey. By observing frog populations, we can get a good indication of the condition of the environment as frogs are sensitive to environmental change.

ClickFest – Geology Rocks

Time: 13:00

Overview: The Geology Rocks video conference looks at the dynamic earth forming processes. Students will learn about plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and the earth’s layers. You will also see real specimens and there will be opportunities to ask questions.

ClickFest – Geology Rocks

Time: 14:00

Overview: The Geology Rocks video conference looks at the dynamic earth forming processes. Students will learn about plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and the earth’s layers. You will also see real specimens and there will be opportunities to ask questions.

Thursday 24 November

Plants and Pollinators – Pollinator Week – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Join in on the action of Pollinator Week and learn more about our important and unique insect pollinators and the life cycle of flowering plants. Using live plant materials, models and microscopes this video conference will bring the story of plants and pollinators to life.

Plants and Pollinators – Pollinator Week – ClickFest

Time: 10:00

Overview: Join in on the action of Pollinator Week and learn more about our important and unique insect pollinators and the life cycle of flowering plants. Using live plant materials, models and microscopes this video conference will bring the story of plants and pollinators to life.

Plants and Pollinators – Pollinator Week – ClickFest

Time: 11:30

Overview: Join in on the action of Pollinator Week and learn more about our important and unique insect pollinators and the life cycle of flowering plants. Using live plant materials, models and microscopes this video conference will bring the story of plants and pollinators to life.

Plants and Pollinators – Pollinator Week – ClickFest

Time: 13:00

Overview: Join in on the action of Pollinator Week and learn more about our important and unique insect pollinators and the life cycle of flowering plants. Using live plant materials, models and microscopes this video conference will bring the story of plants and pollinators to life.

ClickFest – Geology Rocks

Time: 13:30

Overview: The Geology Rocks video conference looks at the dynamic earth forming processes. Students will learn about plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes and the earth’s layers. You will also see real specimens and there will be opportunities to ask questions.

Plants and Pollinators – Pollinator Week – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Join in on the action of Pollinator Week and learn more about our important and unique insect pollinators and the life cycle of flowering plants. Using live plant materials, models and microscopes this video conference will bring the story of plants and pollinators to life.

Tuesday 29 November

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 09:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

The Botanic Story of Chocolate – ClickFest

Time: 14:00

Overview: Visit the Sweet Addiction exhibition within our brand new world-class horticultural attraction, The Calyx, from the classroom and find out where your chocolate comes from.

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Oct 24

Meet Winny Live Stream

The Australian Museum launched the 2016 ClickFest Video Conferencing Festival with Winny our Muttaburrasaurs. Come along to meet Winny to learn more about Australian Dinosaurs. Winny Saurs is a life size Muttaburrasaurs dinosaur puppet and she takes you on a journey to explore her world. You will be transported back 100 million years into Cretaceous and discover what life was really like for the dinosaurs.



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Oct 20

ACMI Videoconferences

ACMI Teacher Talks

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image offers Free Videoconference Sessions for Teachers.

Duration: 20 mins + 5 min Q&A.

Admission: Free, registration essential.

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Each month ACMI hosts a short, after-school professional development talk designed to get you thinking about something new, exciting, innovative or quirky in education. Explore multimodal literacy, moving image and the arts and intersections with the world your students will engage with now and in the future.

Indigenous Culture and the Moving Image  – 4.15 pm Wednesday 26 October 2016

Join Rob Hyatt from the Koorie Heritage Trust to find out more about exploring the rich tradition of Indigenous moving image works with your students.

What’s New? – 4.15 pm Wed 30 November 2016 

Find out what’s new in moving image education and preview ACMI Education’s program for 2017.

Registrar now – www.acmi.net.au/education/teacher-programs/acmi-education-talks/

Oct 10

Dinosaur Day 2016

The Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens are proud to present Dinosaur Day.

Dinosaur Day and Clickfest was started by Virtual Excursions Australia in 2011 as a way of showcasing the variety of content available to schools across Australia. This year Dinosaur Day is on the 7 November and is the first day of the ClickFest Video Conferencing Festival.

Join Winny the Australian Museum’s Muttaburrasaurs and go back in time to Gondwana with the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Monday 7 November 2016

Dinosaur Day – Fascinating Fossils

Time: 09:30

Fossils are fascinating reminders of life in ancient times and provide a window into the past. They can also reveal an amazing amount of information about extinct species and the ancient world. Step inside the shoes of a palaeontologist to use fossil material and modern animals to reconstruct some extinct Australian animals.

Dinosaur Day – Meet Winny

Time: 10:30

Come along to meet Winny to learn more about Australian Dinosaurs. Winny Saurs is a life size Muttaburrasaurs dinosaur puppet and she takes you on a journey to explore her world. You will be transported back 100 million years into Cretaceous and discover what life was really like for the dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Day – Gondwana Garden

Time: 11:30

Bring dinosaurs and plants live into your classroom in this thrilling experience for your students.
Go back in time to when Australia was part of Gondwana 165 million years ago and meet Winny the Australian Museum’s life size Muttaburrasaurus and discover dinosaur environments.

Dinosaur Day – Fascinating Fossils

Time: 13:00

Fossils are fascinating reminders of life in ancient times and provide a window into the past. They can also reveal an amazing amount of information about extinct species and the ancient world. Step inside the shoes of a palaeontologist to use fossil material and modern animals to reconstruct some extinct Australian animals.

Dinosaur Day – Gondwana Garden

Time: 14:00

Bring dinosaurs and plants live into your classroom in this thrilling experience for your students.
Go back in time to when Australia was part of Gondwana 165 million years ago and meet Winny the Australian Museum’s life size Muttaburrasaurus and discover dinosaur environments.

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Sep 22

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge 2016

The NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge has been amazing this year with 2 huge session reaching almost 10,000 students.

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. Andy is best known for The Treehouse series, the JUST! books and The Day My Bum Went Psycho. Over the last 20 years Andy’s books have been New York Times bestsellers, adapted for the stage and television and won more than 50 Australian children’s choice awards.

100 schools and 5000 students joined Andy Griffiths via video conference and was DART Connections biggest event yet!

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This event was followed up with Morris Gleitzman with another 93 schools booked in with nearly 4000 students. Morris Gleitzman children’s author superstar connected students via Video Conference and live on YouTube. Check out the session details below.

 

More great NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge events are available including Christopher Richardson and Paul Jennings. Keep an eye on the DART Connections website for details.

 

 

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