Tag Archive: science

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 …

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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 …

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Feb 21

Australian National Maritime Museum Events

The Australian National Maritime Museum offers a great range of video and web conferences for schools throughout the year. They are starting the year with 2 events the Women in Science Symposium and Frank Hurley – the Man Who Made History. Women in Science Symposium at the Australian National Maritime Museum Tuesday 8 March at …

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Sep 30

CAASTRO in the Classroom

‘CAASTRO in the Classroom’, an initiative of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), is an outreach program designed to engage Australian school students and teachers with research scientists. CAASTRO’s astrophysicists take their enthusiasm for exciting new astronomy research into classrooms via video conferencing to inspire students about science and technology. …

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Aug 23

Celebrating Biodiversity Month

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.   The Manly Environment Centre presents a series of video conferences to celebrate Biodiversity Month. The Manly Environment Centre (MEC) was set up as an action and education …

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Jul 07

SciFest 2015

It is time to start planning for SciFest and National Science Week. The SciFest video conferencing festival is in August and provides a great link to National Science Week. Now in it’s third year SciFest is a great opportunity to engage your students in a variety of science workshops and events. Join in with SciFest …

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Feb 12

Inspiring Stories – Women and Science Symposium

It all started with a discussion my environmental scientist daughter and I had about the numbers of girls opting out of science and scientific careers because of the negative stereotypes. She said it was such a shame that girls by not considering science as option were locking themselves out of some amazing careers. We were …

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Dec 01

Virtual Science Club

In May and June 2014 a number of Virtual Excursions Australia members were involved in a video conferencing science club that brought students from across Sydney to do science experiments in an informal after school session in 3 Sydney libraries. Coordinated by Fizzics Education, Sydney Olympic Park and Greater Western Sydney GIANTS Football Club, the …

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May 15

VC Science Club kicks off with libraries; no codec, no problem!

Term 2 has seen the introduction of a science club held via video conference connecting students at Auburn Library, Blacktown Library and Hurstville Library Museum & Gallery to the science presenters at Fizzics Education and Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA). Known as ‘Leadership; It’s Not Rocket Science’, the weekly after school science club integrates character …

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Science As a Human Endeavour: Accelerating Atoms

The Science as a Human Endeavour (SAHE) programme takes students to meet scientists and engineers working at the cutting edge of research, in interesting careers and those doing unexpected science. We will tour facilities and interview scientists and engineers guided by the Science as a Human Endeavour strand of the national curriculum.   Accelerating Atoms …

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