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With the start of Term 2, the Voyager team were on the road again visiting schools southeast of Armidale. These schools included Comboyne PS, Long Flat PS, Lansdowne PS and Stratford PS. A common characteristic of the schools we visited is that they are rural...

Driving back into Armidale after an exhilarating week on the road, we were warmly welcomed by the magnificent flourish of autumn leaves donning our cherished tree lined avenues. The riot of once rich, lush green leaves had been transformed into the softer whispers of yellows,...

If ever you drive down the sleepy main street of Glen Innes, a number of grand old heritage buildings are likely to catch your eye. Many of these came about off the back of a mining boom that happened in the late 1800’s when tin...

One of the joys of being a part of the Discovery Voyager team is seeing children engage with the world around them with a sense of wonderment. When we slow down and stay with an experience, nature offers up surprises. At one school we thought...

Congratulations to the University of New England’s Discovery Voyager team for taking out the 2017 Northern Inland Innovation Award for Research & Education! The Discovery Voyager program has been running since May 2017, taking hands-on, exploratory experiences in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths)...

As part of our Discovery Voyager PURPOSE OF POLLINATORS activities we make forays in school grounds with students to see what pollinating insects we can find. Recently we observed the pollination of spring flowers in Tamworth – it was a warm day and lots of...

As part of the UNE Discovery Voyager school program we have a wonderful opportunity to visit and observe the natural world in many different locations throughout northern NSW. Collection and observation of soil samples at these schools during the SCIENCE OF SOILS sessions has enabled...

The pilot project started 8th August 2016, and up to and including the 9th of December 2016 the bus visited 41 schools, including being part of 3 agricultural field days (inc. Ag-Quip), and facilitated a Brain Break for 190 students from 5 schools during National...

Science enriches the way we live and connect with the world around us. As scientists, it can seem that we are trained to remove emotion from our work, and be objective. Objectivity is of course crucial to unbiased scientific inquiry, but we are human, and...