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Natural history museums are some of the most amazing institutions on Earth. They are treasure troves of knowledge housing specimens collected over many decades, or even centuries! I find myself in the very lucky situation where I manage the UNE Natural History Museum (NHM) in...

Dr Mary McMillan, UNE Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences and Dr Debbie Bower, UNE Lecturer in Ecosystem Rehabilitation, were members of the 2018 Homeward Bound leadership program – an initiative that aims to heighten the influence of women making decisions that shape our planet. ...

The UNE Discovery team recently joined in the fun at Minerama, the annual 3-day Fossicking, Gem and Jewellery Festival in Glen Innes, the centre of Australia’s Celtic highlands. It is the largest annual gem and jewellery show in NSW. Held at the Glen Innes...

Let’s play a word association game. Ready…..What is the first word or emotion that comes to you when I say “insect”? What did you think of? Did you feel a sense of wonder, fascination or curiosity? Or did you feel a bit icky, or maybe...

On March the 8th every year we celebrate International Women’s Day. In modern times the day is generally a celebration of women and the strength, diversity and vital perspective they bring to all aspects of our lives. It is also a day to reflect on...

This January (amidst an Armidale heatwave and during their school holidays, no less!), 26 bright eyed and enthusiastic high school students from years 9-11 joined us for an intensive, fun filled, three days of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics (STEAM) at UNE. Known as...

UNE’s Discovery Voyager program delivers hands-on, interactive, curriculum-aligned science-based activities to schools across the northern NSW region. The UNE Discovery Voyager team of scientists, science communicators and educations, pack up the Voyager truck and hit the road to bring the kids of NSW an exciting...

In October this year, UNE Discovery joined forces with the Australian Museum to bring science to life in Tamworth!...