2013 at Earth Ed
Friday, 01 March 2013 12:44
Earth Ed would like to welcome everyone to the 2013 school year. It's been an exciting start to the year for us with a number of new science programs and events becoming available.
Firstly, we'd like to welcome Steve O'Loughlin to the team. Steve comes to us with a strong secondary teaching background and with qualifications and industry experience in Geology. He is already providing great ideas for our primary Earthquake Explorers program and is part of the development team for our future Year 9 Plate Tectonics program.
Our primary outreach programs have changed significantly since last year, with a number of new and engaging activities designed to support the delivery of the Primary Connections science program in schools. For secondary schools we now provide our Mineral Identification outreach program for Year 8's which provides in-class support for our Rocks, Minerals and Exploration program. We are also offering a number of workshops to schools in Robotics and RoboCup Junior and will host the Ballarat RoboCup Junior Regional Final in June.
In 2013, Earth Ed is supporting the running of the Peter Doherty Science Awards for Year 9's and 10's. As part of this program we will be visiting schools to provide support for inquiry based learning. More details will be available shortly.
In the coming weeks a wind turbine will be constructed in the Earth Ed grounds. The turbine also has a mounted solar panel and is supported with battery storage to provide 100% renewable energy lighting for the exterior of the centre throughout the night.
Bookings for Term 1 are now full and if you are planning on visiting us this year we encourage you to book your program as soon as possible. Have a great year in science.
The Earth Ed Team.