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Category: Lifelong Learning

What's in the Box - Clare Public School

First stop on my regional school visit after travelling 1100km in 3 days was Clare Public School, one of the most remote Public Schools in NSW 

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Jun 2010

Colder, wetter weather and BugWise

The onset of wetter, colder weather has made for a great opportunity to look at how climate influences our invertebrate biodiversity!

By: Phoebe Meagher, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 Jun 2010

2010 Fashion Less Waste awards announced

What a spectacular and inspiring 2010 Fashion Less Waste parade. The judges choices were hard... Each finalist outfit was mostly made from recycled materials, was inspired by one or more Australian animal, and was fabulous. But in the end, some lucky students had to be chosen as winners and runners-up. Who are they? Where can you see their outfits on display?

By: Jane Johnston, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 28 May 2010

What's in the Box - Outside the Museum

I don't get out of the Box to visit many schools because Museum in a Box keeps me very busy in Sydney, so when the opportunity arose I jumped at the chance to visit some regional schools.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 24 May 2010

BugWise and new technologies

How can BugWise take advantage of all the great new technology available today? Would BugWise on a smart phone application be useful? or a Twitter account to Tweet your results? We are looking for new ways to make BugWise accessible and exciting.

By: Phoebe Meagher, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 May 2010

What's in the Box - Minibeast Magnified

The Museum in a Box®  - Insects contains collecting equipment and material to conduct minibeast surveys in the school grounds.  To test out all the equipment and activities we visited students at Ermington Public School.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 20 May 2010

Web2spider at Ermington Public School

Despite the cold weather the students found a number of golden orbs, leaf-curl spider, black house spiders (Badumna spp), Araneus species and others.

By: Sue Lewis, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 18 May 2010

Websites for teaching science

Want to learn more about science? Apart from our great website (!) here's six other sites recommended by Mashable for teaching science, including iTunes U - a site worthy of further investigation.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 14 May 2010

Learning Trends in an Online World

The 2010 Horizon Report is full of riches about where education, learning is headed over the next five years in an online world. Here’s some of them.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 May 2010

2010 Fashion Less Waste finalists announced

The 2010 judges of Fashion Less Waste were challenged to choose finalists from so many wonderful entries. This annual fashion design competition invites students to create an outfit that is mostly made from materials originally used for a non-clothing purpose. In this International Year of Biodiversity, students were inspired by our fabulous Australian animals.

By: Jane Johnston, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Apr 2010