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UNE Discovery, in collaboration with Dr Nic Campione, developed a palaeontology activity in 2018 called Weighing Giants, which over 650 students across northern NSW have experienced. Now you can read about the research behind it! ...

Recently, I was lucky enough to tune in to the webinar series “Well-being, Play and Outdoor Learning”, hosted by Jeavons Landscape Architects in Victoria. Topics covered ranged from garden and playground design in schools, to the importance of the outdoors as learning environments, and the...

The University of New England owns and operates eight properties, together known as the UNE SMART Farms. The properties, of varying size and function, enable UNE, students, researchers and their industry and community partners to conduct activities across research, education and engagement that encompass Sustainable, Manageable,...

This wonderful old display specimen from the UNE Natural History Museum is a teaching tool that has allowed generations of students to see the forelimb structure and pectoral girdle of the short-beaked echidna – Australia’s only echidna species, and one of two monotremes (egg-laying mammals)...

When you see these National Science Week characters, what springs to mind? Do you see scientists and technologists? Engineers and mathematicians? Do you see curious individuals, wanting to explore the world around them? Is it how you imagine yourself in the future? ...

From 25th March through COVID-19 lockdown in Australia (the first one!), I was home with my two children, partner and two dogs (multiple house plants, vege garden, compost critters, backyard birds….you get the picture). My kids, in Year 4 and Year 8, had different schooling...

The Term 2 LEGO Construction Challenge, run in collaboration with Modern Teaching Aids and Armidale City Public School, wrapped up last week, and boy oh boy was it amazing! Judges were so impressed by the overwhelmingly spectacular 202 entries, finding their way to our inbox...

I recently caught up with Dr Jean Holley, exploring the idea that there’s nothing like a hands-on experience for deepening our understanding and appreciation of all things science. Dr Jean Holley is an entomologist and insect ecologist. She is also UNE Discovery Voyager’s Schools Liaison...

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Beatrix Potter who wrote “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” and many other children’s classics but what you may not know is that she was also a landscape and natural history artist, diarist, farmer and conservationist, responsible for the preservation...

In 2005 an inspired young man, Jack Manning Bancroft, founded AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) to find a solution to Indigenous inequality in Australia. ...