Sydney Science Trail extends across the state

Distance education technologies are being embraced to bring National Science Week activities to every student in NSW.

17 August 2020
A high school student and teacher look through a microscope at scientific samples.
Image: Schools across NSW can tap into great virtual resources as part of National Science Week.

The Sydney Science Trail can be experienced across the state this week thanks to the expertise of Education NSW Distance and Rural Technologies (DART).

As part of National Science Week, DART Connections has collaborated with the Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to host a month-long range of virtual and interactive science experiences.

The program includes accredited professional development opportunities for teachers, virtual tours from world-class scientists and researchers and live-streamed talks.

This week’s live events include the chance on Wednesday, in conjunction with the Australian National Maritime Museum, for students to virtually board a research vessel in the Coral Sea and dive with the crew as they explore the deep ocean.

Deadly Science creator Corey Tutt, whose program encourages Indigenous students in STEM, will be online from 5pm today for a Q&A about his views of science in the classroom.

Other live panel discussions throughout the week will broach topics such as the big questions of science, women in STEM and why art and science can’t live without each other.

The program also includes a range of citizen science opportunities and on demand video classes.

Teachers can register for any events via the Dart Connections Sydney Science Trail site.

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