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The UNE Discovery Voyager bookings in Term 2 of the 2020 school year ARE NOT AFFECTED at this point in time by the advice to prevent spread of the coronoavirus in Australia. Due to the ever-changing nature of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and advice...

Dr Cameron Webb has spent the last 20 summers sloshing about in gumboots and chasing mosquitoes around the wetlands of Australia. He is a Principal Hospital Scientist in Medical Entomology (NSW Health Pathology), Clinical Lecturer (Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI), University...

In early March, the Voyager team visited St Mary's Primary School, Grafton, as well as Corindi, Maclean and Coutts Crossing Public schools. These are some of the schools which last year's fires prevented us from travelling to in 2019. On the way home...

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March), we thought we’d pay tribute to Katherine Johnson, a remarkable American woman who passed away at the age of 101 on 24 February 2020. Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician who played a key role in numerous NASA...

Do you love gazing at the stars and staring at the Moon? Have you ever wondered how far away they are? Knowing the distance to the Moon and how it moved around the Earth was essential for NASA to send people to the Moon...

Northern NSW, and specifically the New England area of NSW, is fortunate to have the amazing facility that is Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre located on Rockvale Road, about 18km north-east of the Armidale CBD. Thalgarrah is a Department of Education school that serves a...

The Tiny Gardeners Project is a nationwide citizen science project that studies how ants are planting seeds across the vast Australian Landscape! Ants are some of the most important animals living beneath our feet. They carry out important ‘ecosystem services’ like bioturbation (the disturbance of sedimentary...

Dr Phil Bell, Senior Lecturer within the School of Environmental and Rural Science at UNE, has been hooked on dinosaurs since the age of 3. Phil runs digs in western Canada where he is co-leader of the Northern Alberta Dinosaur Project and more locally in...

2019 was the third official year of the Discovery Voyager program, and my third year with the Discovery Voyager team. I’m both excited and a little sad to say I will be heading off on a different adventure in 2020 – parenthood! My partner, James,...

Happy three year anniversary to Discovery Voyager! The end of 2019 marks three years of the Voyager program traveling to regional, rural and remote schools in northern NSW to facilitate innovative and novel play-based experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) focused on...