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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ClimateClever

Posted by SASTA

on 25/05/2022

The ClimateClever Schools Platform is a FREE student-led program that enables schools to reduce their carbon footprint, save money on utility bills and slots right into the curriculum. The community library of actions easily allows schools to check off tasks and measure their impact. Over 150 schools around the country...

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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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Design the AM2D Logo Competition

Posted by SASTA

on 11/05/2022

We are looking for student entrants to design a logo for the Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing with 2D Materials (AM2D). The winner will receive a $100 gift voucher of their choosing, and they (along with 2 friends and a teacher from their school) will receive a tour of the...

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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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Website of the Month

Posted by SASTA

on 01/05/2022

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! May 2022 CSIRO - Biodiversity CSIRO are working to halt the decline in Australia's biodiversity. Their goal is to build better understanding of...

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Science Excursions

Posted by SASTA

on 01/05/2022

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! May 2022 Visit the Biodiversity Gallery at the SA Museum The South Australian Biodiversity Gallery is a highlight...

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Science Teaching Positions Vacant

Posted by SASTA

on 29/04/2022

Please see below the details of vacant science teaching positions we've been provided with: You can also visit the following websites for a list of all teaching positions available. Department for Education Catholic Education South Australia Association of Independent Schools of South Australia If your school is currently advertising a...

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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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BackyardBio

Posted by SASTA

on 01/04/2022

BackyardBio is a global nature campaign centered around encouraging people and especially kids to get outside exploring, discovering all the amazing wildlife that lives close to them, and sharing what they find and their love of nature with the world. By providing a fun, engaging learning opportunity that anyone can...

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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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World Water Day - take the one minute challenge

Posted by SASTA

on 29/03/2022

One minute film challenge: Shoot a video about groundwater – make the invisible visible! The challenge: We are asking people from around the world to make a 60 second film on the theme of ‘Groundwater –making the invisible visible’. Tell us in one minute or less: how does groundwater affect...

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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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'How cool is your school' Competition

Posted by SASTA

on 22/03/2022

How cool is your school? Join the Mapping Competition ‘How Cool is Your School’ in 2022 and be in with a chance to win great prizes (no drones required). What is the 'How Cool is Your School' Competition? This competition is a simple set of lessons where your students use ...

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Andy Thomas Space Foundation Schools Challenge

Posted by SASTA

on 22/03/2022

South Australian schools (Catholic, Independent or Public) are invited to participate in the Andy Thomas Space Foundation Challenge. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be competing for nine prizes of $4,000 each: (3 for metropolitan schools, 3 for rural schools and 3 for low socio-economic schools). The 9...

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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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Commissioner's Digital Challenge

Posted by SASTA

on 15/03/2022

The 2022 Commissioner’s Digital Challenge is open! The ‘Commissioner’s Digital Challenge’ is a free recurring year-round digital challenge designed to engage children in learning foundational digital skills. The initiative came about after the Commissioner, Helen Connolly, asked South Australian children and young people what was important to them. They told...

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Circular Fibres Pitchathon

Posted by SASTA

on 15/03/2022

South Australian high school students are invited to compete in a Circular Fibres Pitchathon for Australia! Fibres and textiles are fundamental to how well humans live and flourish. We are seeing impacts of fibres and textiles on people, the environment, and economies - positive and negative. We are also seeing...

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Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize

Posted by SASTA

on 15/03/2022

About the competition Sponsored by the University of Sydney, the Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize encourages students to communicate a scientific concept in a way that is accessible and entertaining to the public while painlessly increasing their science knowledge or, as prize patrons Dr Karl and Adam Spencer like to...

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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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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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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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