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Episode: 67

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Podcast: EarthEcho with Jaclyn Gerakios

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Get inspired as we chat with Jaclyn Gerakios, Expeditions Manager for EarthEcho International which a global leader in marine science education for schools and beyond. We chat about the recent expedition held in Victoria as well as how EarthEcho International works with students across the globe to help create a...

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Episode: 13

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Bioluminescent neanderthals! – Sep 13, 2018

Ben Newsome

Don't forget to send us your science questions and we will consult the experts on your behalf! The lovely people of Jervis Bay get to go to a bioluminescence party. But will they light up the dance floor? Duncan updates us about the Opportunity Mars Rover, and it's not looking...

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Episode: 62

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Adventure Learning with the Bookend Trust

Ben Newsome

Ever wanted to go on an adventure? Well, Andrew Hughes from the Bookend Trust does this for a living and through Expedition Class he inspires student young and old to learn more about our environment & our heritage. From hiking the wilds of Tasmania to sea kayaking around Papua New...

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Dipnetting for the National Waterbug Blitz!

Ben Newsome

Contributing to the nation's knowledge It doesn't matter whether you are young or young at heart, you can help ecologist's understanding of the health of our waterways by participating in the National Waterbug Blitz! So, pop on your gumboots and wade on in :)

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Episode: 11

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The Right Koalifications – July 20, 2018

Ben Newsome

Flying electric spiders! Hooray! Everyone loves flying electric spiders! Koalas have a terrible, toxic diet of only Eucalyptus leaves, but those cute, fuzzy, icons seem just fine! How do they do it? That funnily-named planet between Saturn and Neptune is a bit wonky, and we found out why! Also listen...

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Episode: 59

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DigitalEd & the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Ben Newsome

Bringing students into the great outdoors offers them the opportunity to enjoy and discovery unique natural environments through meaningful, quality and fun educational experiences. Listen in to hear the latest updates from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Education Team about how they inspire students and teachers to get...

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Episode: 10

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Taxonomy Time – July 9, 2018

Ben Newsome

Don't forget to send us your science questions and we will consult the experts on your behalf! It’s tax(onomy) time! The CSIRO’s National Research Collections Australia has named 200 new species, almost all of them insects. Hurray, insects! A Japanese spacecraft is about to arrive at an asteroid and do...

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Episode: 7

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Snails never forget – May 21 , 2018

Ben Newsome

TWIST is back after our school holiday break! Don't forget to send us your science questions and we will consult the experts on your behalf, and make sure to have a guess at our secret sound of the week! In Episode 7 we discuss: The Great Barrier Reef receives a...

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Episode: 6

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3D printed brains! – April 18 , 2018

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Single-use plastic bags are a destroying the environment and harming our marine life - what can you do to help? Oof owie! How much does sleep affect the healing of our boo-boos? Scientists have 3D printed brain cells. If you've ever seen a more futuristic headline let us know. A...

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Episode: 5

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Finding SoFi – March 30, 2018

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Finding SoFi: Steph traverses the uncanny valley of fish robotics. See a video of SoFi here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCsqaf4RNXk Scientists reckon they’ve discovered a new organ - but how, and why now? Money makes the water go round: How a cash prize stimulates innovation. Check out the XPRIZE here: https://www.xprize.org/ Space lasers:...

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Episode: 44

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Student fossil digs & more at Kronosaurus Korner

Ben Newsome

Museum Curator and Interpretive Manager Michelle Johnston drops by to chat about the growing educational opportunities being offered at Kronosaurus Korner, a working museum with nearly 1,150 unique fossil specimens from Richmond and the surrounding areas of northwestern Queensland. From public fossil digs to distance education, Michelle takes us through...

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Bin Chicken – March 2, 2018

Ben Newsome

Brilliant scientists have made animal cells glow 1000 times brighter than ever before! Dr Quill guides us through how and why they did it. Mad scientist Barbra Streisand has cloned her dog! But at what cost?! Seriously though, how much does it cost? Dr. Quill investigates. As a large old...

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Winter Wonderland – February 23, 2018

Ben Newsome

Can you feel it? Can you feel it? CAN YOU FEEL IT? The rhythm that is! Danny tells how your brain feels musical rhythms! What happens when there isn't enough snow at the Winter Olympics? Holly explains what cloud seeding is and how it works. How 'international' is the International...

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Visit National parks using Google Street View!

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Take a walk on the wild side! Planning a bush walk and not too sure what to expect? Why not get trail-side using Google Street View? A couple of years ago, NSW National Parks & Wildlife partnered with Google to use the Trekker, a backpack-mounted 360-degree camera and GPS system...

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