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Fire season in regional NSW began early this year. It was in early September that fires started engulfing bushland near Drake, despite statutory Bush Fire Danger Period being from October the 1st each year. The UNE Discovery Voyager team are lucky enough to visit some...

The Shell Questacon Science Circus rolled into town during the same week as Far Out Science as part of their regional tour of northern NSW. The 20-strong team spent time in local schools as well as facilitating teacher professional development workshops throughout the region. After...

1000 curious students, 62 inspiring facilitators, 34 primary and high schools, 27 energetic guides, 22 hands-on activities, over 20 amazing behind-the-scenes staff and two enormous days - that’s Far Out Science for 2019!...

The final Science in the Club night was an extravagnaza of palaeo entertainment, the science of reeeaaallly old things (including invertebrates, dinosaurs and small shelly fossils!), and a celebration of FOUR years of Science in the Club in Armidale! Held on Wednesday the 30th of...

National Science Week is Australia’s annual nation-wide celebration of all things science. Not only is it an essential week to remember the incredible quality of life that science and technology have provided, but a chance to engage in fun science yourself!...

The Discovery Voyager team are fortunate to have the support of Telstra in our endeavours to take innovative experiences in STEAM to students around northern NSW. We use technology provided by Telstra – beebots, spheros and dash robots – to teach concepts of coding. We...

Sometimes when we hear the word “chemical” we think of toxic, harmful substances. But the truth is that a chemical is any substance consisting of matter. Matter consists of particles that may be molecules, atoms, subatomic bits (like protons, electrons etc). It has mass and...

Andrea is one of our Discovery Voyager team members and recently travelled from Armidale to Africa with the School for Life Foundation. If you’re a keen follower of Discovery and our movements about the countryside, you would understand our passion for not only education itself,...

As a facilitator of the Science of Soils activity I have seen many students get their hands dirty whilst investigating the properties of the various soils we provide. These soils have different textures, colours and other properties and are sourced from the New England region....

In the spirit of partnerships and our 5 C’s*, UNE Discovery teamed up with Armidale City Public School (ACPS) in the July school holidays for the inaugural school holiday LEGO Challenge! Thirty five participants, aged between 7 and 12 years, arrived in the ACPS...