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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Ben Newsome

Ever wanted to know what it's really like to work at a Dinosaur Museum? Well now's your chance as Education Coordinator & Laboratory Supervisor Steven Rumbold takes you behind the scenes at Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. Situated in the heart of regional QLD, this museum is...

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Episode: 38

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Reef HQ Aquarium & enviroED

Ben Newsome

Meet Craig McGrogan, an incredibly dedicated environmental educator at ReefHQ who for many years has run science workshops, citizen science and ecotourism programs in the heart of tropical north QLD. ReefHQ is the National Education Center for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority whose mission is to inspire everyone...

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Visit National parks using Google Street View!

Ben Newsome

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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Garden chemistry: pH indicators in your backyard!

Jacqui

From colour-changing teas to blossoms in your garden! Now that the weather is warming up, why not get your students out and about for some chemistry in the garden! Learn about colourful plants, acids and bases, and DIY pH indicators with this simple experiment!

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What you can discover at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Ben Newsome

A botanic garden is more than just a collection of pretty flowers; they’re a living laboratory used by botanists, plant pathologists, historians, geologists, students and more. In this podcast Mary Bell tells us how students can learn about our landscapes, vegetation and heritage whilst visiting one of Australia’s premier outdoor...

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Combining science, sport & leadership with the GWS Giants

Ben Newsome

Working with disadvantaged communities can be challenging yet incredibly rewarding. Meet Gavin Robertson, Ali Faraj and Emad Elkheir from the GWS Giants, a major football team who is not only kicking goals on the field but is also working tirelessly with schools, libraries, charities and more to unearth the biggest...

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Science for kids at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Ben Newsome

Biology in the heart of the city Taking kids around the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney can offer so many learning opportunities! This week we completed another round of kids holiday science programs at the Maiden Theatre in the gardens and we couldn't help but incorporate a guided walk as part...

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Things kids can learn about the environment whilst kayaking

Ben Newsome

Science in a kayak! Taking the kids kayaking out on the local lake, dam or creek not only gives them something to do away from the screen, it also brings a perfect chance to teach them about the environment whilst getting active! So with this in mind, what can kids...

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Science kids can learn whilst fruit picking

Ben Newsome

Getting kids outdoors Taking kids fruit picking not only exposes them to the outdoors but gives you the opportunity to teach them agriculture and science too. There are a number of concepts kids can learn when they visit an orchard or vegetable plot, topics which can certainly be worth talking...

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Things kids can do without the internet

Ben Newsome

Kids activities that don't need a computer or smart device Getting kids to peel their eyes away from the screen doesn't have to be like pulling teeth; you just need to create some enticement for them! There is so much kids can do without the need for the internet and...

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20 ways to impart a love of science with your kids

Ben Newsome

Inspire their curiosity! So you love science & technology? Want to impart this enthusiasm onto your kids? No problem! Children are born as curious learners and exposing them to science doesn't have to be an arduous and formal process. Given this, here's just some of the ways you can introduce...

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Ideas for citizen science for your students

Ben Newsome

Help scientists, help the world The rise of citizen science projects has helped working scientists extend their reach through simply having more people on the ground contributing to data. Joining in citizen science projects not only teaches your students scientific thinking, it also teaches them to care for their world...

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Lesson ideas to use in your school garden for STEM

Ben Newsome

Get your green thumb on! Students absolutely love getting their hands dirty in the garden. The traditional school garden offers a great chance to not only teach students about growing and caring for plants but also the importance of biodiversity, how agricultural science impacts their everyday lives and even local...

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Lessons & learnings when taking students on bushwalks

Ben Newsome

The great outdoors offers so many learning opportunities for students! Taking them outside your classroom is your chance to inspire them to understand their local environment and to take notice of the world around them. The following briefly lists some of the teaching opportunities that you might discover when you...

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