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Podcast: Clean Tech Competition

Ben Newsome

Find out about the Clean Tech Competition, a worldwide research and design challenge for 15-18 year old pre-college youth that encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources

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Podcast: Ecolinc with Bob Hartmann

Ben Newsome

Ecolinc is one of several science & technology innovation centres in Victoria. In this episode, we chat with Bob Hartmann, a highly experienced science teacher who guides us through what is on offer at Ecolinc and his thoughts on helping students understand more about our world.

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Podcast: UN SDGs in the Classroom with Helena Nicholson

Ben Newsome

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are so important and they represent an opportunity for you and your students to make a real impact in your local community and beyond! We chat with Helena Nicholson, a Digital Technology teacher and sustainability leader in South West Western Australia who is doing...

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Podcast: EarthEcho with Jaclyn Gerakios

Ben Newsome

Get inspired as we chat with Jaclyn Gerakios, Expeditions Manager for EarthEcho International which a global leader in marine science education for schools and beyond. We chat about the recent expedition held in Victoria as well as how EarthEcho International works with students across the globe to help create a...

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Quit Rubbishing Pluto – October 5, 2018

Ben Newsome

You can't use your phone while driving, but what about using your phone while... learning? Quill's on the case.  Pluto's a planet again! Hooray! Maybe!  The Ocean Cleanup has been deployed. A giant plastic-eating machine has been set loose towards the Great Pacific Garbage patch. Hopefully it will tide-y up! ...

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Reef Grief – September 27, 2018

Ben Newsome

Don't forget to send us your science questions and we will consult the experts on your behalf! We're talking about the Great Barrier Reef again! Now that pesky Crown of Thorns Starfish is being targeted by robots. Scientists have found a new coral reef off the east coast of the...

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Adventure Learning with the Bookend Trust

Ben Newsome

Ever wanted to go on an adventure? Well, Andrew Hughes from the Bookend Trust does this for a living and through Expedition Class he inspires student young and old to learn more about our environment & our heritage. From hiking the wilds of Tasmania to sea kayaking around Papua New...

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Dipnetting for the National Waterbug Blitz!

Ben Newsome

Contributing to the nation's knowledge It doesn't matter whether you are young or young at heart, you can help ecologist's understanding of the health of our waterways by participating in the National Waterbug Blitz! So, pop on your gumboots and wade on in :)

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The Right Koalifications – July 20, 2018

Ben Newsome

Flying electric spiders! Hooray! Everyone loves flying electric spiders! Koalas have a terrible, toxic diet of only Eucalyptus leaves, but those cute, fuzzy, icons seem just fine! How do they do it? That funnily-named planet between Saturn and Neptune is a bit wonky, and we found out why! Also listen...

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DigitalEd & the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Ben Newsome

Bringing students into the great outdoors offers them the opportunity to enjoy and discovery unique natural environments through meaningful, quality and fun educational experiences. Listen in to hear the latest updates from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Education Team about how they inspire students and teachers to get...

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Hot Topic: Volcanoes!

Jacqui

Things to learn from Mt. Kilauea's eruption! Are your students currently working through their module on natural disasters? With the ongoing eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii, now is a great time to talk about volcanoes if you haven't already!

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Episode: 55

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Youth Eco Summit

Ben Newsome

Very much a fixture of the school excursion calendar, the Youth Eco Summit is a major environmental education festival held in Sydney Olympic Park. In 2018, the summit will include student drama, film, music, debate, TED-style talks and global video exchanges. Find out more!

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Plastics and Us

Jacqui

Why does plastic have such a bad rep? The invention of synthetic plastics has led to great leaps and bounds for technological progress and our society. This week we look at the chemistry of plastics and the global shift towards reducing plastic usage!

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Bin Chicken – March 2, 2018

Ben Newsome

Brilliant scientists have made animal cells glow 1000 times brighter than ever before! Dr Quill guides us through how and why they did it. Mad scientist Barbra Streisand has cloned her dog! But at what cost?! Seriously though, how much does it cost? Dr. Quill investigates. As a large old...

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