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Trees for Good

Posted by SASTA

on 14/09/2022

The Problem We are facing a major crisis in the form of human-induced climate change and the extreme weather events that will accompany it. Around the world we are experiencing record-breaking extreme heat events, often coupled with record droughts, or massive floods and fires. Public opinion is slowly shifting towards...

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National Science Week - Interview with Madisyn Zabel

Posted by SASTA

on 18/08/2022

SASTA challenges the science behind the art form of glass making by asking Madisyn Zabel about her experiences. Madisyn is a Canberra-based artist working with Glass and other mediums to create exciting pieces. We've asked Madisyn a few questions to help us get an idea about how Art meets Science...

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International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge

Posted by SASTA

on 10/08/2022

Trinity Gardens School have just disembarked their 2022 team of International SpaceCRAFT Exploration Challenge students, the Trinity Shooting Stars, from their latest mission with Space Teams. These Year 5 and 6 students participated in an international 6-day virtual space competition in the elementary division against teams from the United Kingdom,...

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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/08/2022

Each month we will be featuring a website with useful resources to use in your classroom. If you have any recommendations to add, send us an email! August 2022 National Science Week There are a lots of ways you can get your students, class, year level, school and community involved...

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Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA

on 01/08/2022

Each month we will be featuring an excursion that you might find useful to get your students out of the classroom! If you have any recommendations to add, send us an email! August 2022 Science Alive! Saturday, 6 August and Sunday, 7 August 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm, Adelaide Showgrounds Science...

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Plastic Free July Spotlight on Dr Jana Phan

Posted by SASTA

on 25/07/2022

As part of Plastic Free July we interviewed Dr Jana Phan from CropLife Australia about her journey through science. SA born, living in ACT, Jana has significantly contributed to scientific knowledge and policy making around the world. Her efforts have recently strengthened the #bagMUSTER initiative, reducing plastic waste on Australian...

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Plastic Free July with Compostable Alternatives

Posted by SASTA

on 21/07/2022

How have you been coordinating your Plastic Free July? We've got a few things we've tried here in the SASTA offices, we'll show you next week! In the meantime, the team at Compostable Alternatives kindly answered some questions for us. We hope you can use it in your sustainability discussions...

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Why you should study Stage 1 Earth and Environmental Science

Posted by SASTA

on 06/07/2022

Our planet is the place we call home. It provides us with everything we could ever need and has been doing so since the beginning of life on Earth. We also know the Earth is in trouble. We are only now realising the cost to the Earth when we fulfill...

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Star of the Sea & the Marine Discovery Centre

Posted by SASTA

on 21/06/2022

Star of the Sea school is home to 500 plus students in the beachside suburb of Henley Beach, Adelaide. Being located on Sea View Road, we are immensely fortunate to have the beach on our front doorstep. We are also fortunate to have the Marine Discover Centre (MDC) as part...

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Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries

Posted by SASTA

on 15/06/2022

What is EMS? Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS) is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation, based on New Zealand’s highly successful ‘Experiencing Marine Reserves’ program. EMS offers a range of community, inclusive and school program experiences for all ages and abilities. Our goal is to raise awareness and interest in our wonderful Great...

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Frog Ponds at Trinity Gardens School

Posted by SASTA

on 31/05/2022

In 2020 Trinity Gardens School proposed a redevelopment of our biodiversity area, beginning with our school frog pond. Our existing ponds did not support ongoing aquatic animal lifecycles due to the toxicity of stagnant water, duckweed and algae. The current ponds were re-designed to encourage the necessary environment for tadpoles...

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2022 PRC STEM Competition Open Now!

Posted by SASTA

on 25/05/2022

SASTA and the Oliphant Science Awards are proud to be partnering with Inspiring SA and the Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) to support this year’s STEM Reading and Design Challenge. This competition challenges you to read about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the lead up to National Science Week....

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Exploring Biodiversity at Softfoot Sanctuary

Posted by SASTA

on 18/05/2022

About Softfoot Sanctuary and Farm Softfoot Sanctuary is located on Softfoot Farm’s 600-acre property in Hindmarsh Valley, just 10 minutes from Victor Harbor. The property was established in the year 2000 by the Retallick family to offset emissions, research environmentally friendly farming methods, and protect endangered species.   Previously the land...

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Enthusing Young People about the Natural World

Posted by SASTA

on 04/05/2022

by Rona Sakko, President & Founder, Junior Field Naturalists SA & Chair, National Science Week Committee, SA The high demand for environment-focused activities for primary and middle school aged students outside of school led Rona Sakko to found Junior Field Naturalists, SA. Here Rona outlines how Junior Field Naturalists came...

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Future Resourcers

Posted by SASTA

on 02/05/2022

Inspire the next generation of sustainability leaders. Take part in Veolia’s Future Resourcers program for a unique environmental education experience for students Reception-12. This free 6-week program will commence in Term 3, 2022. Students will learn about waste and recycling, with a focus on food waste, through activities and videos....

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The little things that run the world

Posted by SASTA

on 27/04/2022

The little things that run the world Insects are the little things that run the world. They pollinate the plants we depend on for survival, they are food for many other animals, and they recycle nutrients. Without insects, there would be no humans, and yet the resources we’ve dedicated to...

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The City Nature Challenge 2022

Posted by SASTA

on 20/04/2022

Having started in 2016 as a competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document wildlife in their cities. The overall project is run by the citizen science teams at the California...

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Great Southern Bioblitz 2022

Posted by SASTA

on 13/04/2022

Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 - Increasing biodiversity awareness through Citizen Science The 'Great Southern BioBlitz', or 'GSB' for short, was established in 2020 by the not-for-profit team at Ferox australis, as an international event of intense biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within designated areas...

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Citizen Science - an introduction

Posted by SASTA

on 06/04/2022

Dr Philip Roetman Australian Citizen Science Association - South Australian Chapter The Australian Citizen Science Association (www.citizenscience.org.au) exists to advance the cause of citizen science in Australia. Philip Roetman from ACSA introduces us to a sample of some of his favourite Citizen Science Projects – both local and global. What...

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Environmental Science at St Catherine’s School

Posted by SASTA

on 30/03/2022

by Krystina Dawe, Assistant Principal, Religious Identity and Mission How is Environmental Science present at St Catherine’s School? Within our school we have a variety of initiatives which have been set up as part of our commitment to sustainability. The work that we do stems from a desire to reduce...

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Environmental Science @ KICE

Posted by SASTA

on 22/03/2022

Contributors: Rachel Pillar, Paull Marlow, Hannah Tatlock Here at Kangaroo Island Community Education (KICE) we have several new and exciting Environmental Science programs that we’d love to share with you! We have created a new Marine Studies elective for our Year 10 cohort. Marine Studies is a hands-on, practical subject...

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Behind the scenes tour of the Australian Space Discovery Centre

Posted by SASTA

on 21/03/2022

The South Australian branch of Australian Science Communicators invites you to take a peek behind the scenes at one of the newest science engagement centres in Adelaide, the Australian Space Discovery Centre. Join for a tour, followed by networking drinks at the Community Cafe on North Terrace. This event is...

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Insect Investigators

Posted by SASTA

on 02/03/2022

Collecting has begun! Fifty schools across regional and remote Australia have set up their Malaise traps and begun collecting insect specimens! Read about what the SA schools are up to on the Insect Investigators Discussion Board. The project, which launched in September 2021, will connect regional and remote school students...

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Science at the Fringe

Posted by SASTA

on 23/02/2022

Looking for some science shows? The Science at the Fringe guide is not just for science-buffs. It’s for anyone and everyone who likes to discover and learn amazing things about the world. We’ve compiled a concoction of the curious, amusing, fascinating and ingenious science-themed shows at this year’s Adelaide Fringe...

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MOD Schools Design Challenge - What is invisible that shouldn't be?

Posted by SASTA

on 23/02/2022

MOD. is committed to fostering the participation of young people in each of our exhibitions. As part of our exhibition INVISIBILITY (February – November 2022), we are inviting secondary school students to contribute to the content of this exhibition by creating either visual designs or artefacts for display in our...

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