Voyager news

One of my favourite news stories this year is the discovery of a new species of frog from the montane forests of Ecuador. What I love about this newly described amphibian is its scientific name: Pristimantis ledzeppelin. Yup, this little frog has been named after...

One of my favourite news stories this year is the discovery of a new species of frog from the montane forests of Ecuador. What I love about this newly described amphibian is its scientific name: Pristimantis ledzeppelin. Yup, this little frog has been named after...

The 2021 Soil Your Undies (SYU) Challenge is off and running. UNE Discovery Voyager, in collaboration with UNE Soil Scientist Dr Oliver Knox, the UNE SMART Farms and CottonInfo, are hosting the 2021 Citizen Science project once again this year and last month we...

Did you head outside the night of Wednesday 26 May? At about 7.15pm I wandered out to observe the magnificent super full Moon but it was hiding behind a bank of cloud. Luckily, within the next few minutes the cloud moved on and there...

World Environment Day was celebrated around the earth on Saturday 5 June 2021. Since 1974, World Environment Day has been commemorated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues. ...

I have to confess, I’m not the biggest fan of Winter. Give me warm summer evenings and days at the beach any time! Nonetheless, I am grateful that I have a warm home to go to when it gets cold. But what about other animals?...

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...

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....