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We are excited to announce that we have added another activity, H2Woah, to our UNE Discovery Voyager offerings for 2021! In this activity, we explore how we can adapt to a future of more intense weather events, more uncertainty in rainfall, and more prolonged droughts,...

If you have been following the adventures of George the Geologist you will know that UNE Discovery has an increasing appreciation for the rocky world around us. We’ve been hard at work putting together a brand new interactive show with George called Rocking Through Time...

I was fascinated by some amazing video footage shown on the Australian Geographic Facebook page this week – a doughboy scallop swimming in the waters of Tasmania! A ‘doughboy scallop’- yes, you read that correctly. I was so intrigued. I’d never heard of one before. I’ve...

Back in March this year, the team from Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre visited Martins Gully Public School in Armidale to check out the school’s use of a bushy strip of land area within the school grounds that had previously been out-of-bounds for the students. ...

Throughout each term, we have several trips away from UNE where we travel to a location and visit three to four schools in and around the area in a week. These are busy weeks, with lots of driving, unpacking, packing, facilitating and interacting with many...

Have you noticed any more or less fungi growing in your area lately? Here in the New England of NSW, where our UNE Discovery team reside, we’ve been spotting quite a lot of interesting and unusual fungi lately....

After a socially distanced virus-altered year, the Discover Voyager team is back on the road and it’s feeling vaguely normal. On 1 March we headed out to small schools in the Taree and Gloucester regions. When on the road we love to explore a little...

International Women’s Day 2021 was, once again, a day for heartwarming collegiality and celebration of strong, amazing women. It was also a day of anger, shame and frustration at the slow rate of change, or complete lack of change of the treatment of women around...

In late 2020, the UNE Discovery team, in collaboration with Armidale City Public School, Settlement Services International and the Armidale Regional Council via the Armidale War Memorial Library, were successful with a grant application with the Federal Government’s Inspiring Australia program for Maker Projects: Community...

If you are anywhere in eastern inland Australia at the moment, you may have seen an abundance of mice either in your home or on your farm. ...