NSW School Events
There are a range of planned events for school students in New South Wales. If you would like to be added to our database to receive information about upcoming events or would like to request a Tall Poppy visit or teleconference, please click here to contact us or send us your details.
NSW School Events for 2011
> National Science Week (Saturday 13th of August – Sunday 21st of August)
Events are currently being scheduled in and around this week at venues including the Powerhouse Museum (19th), Macquarie University (19th) and University of Western Sydney (26th). Please visit this page again soon for updates. There are also a number of videoconferences scheduled in the build-up to and throughout National Science Week (see Videoconferences below)
> School Visits
School visits are currently being planned.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule or be invited to a school visit for 2011.
> Science-themed Seminars
Seminars are currently being planned.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule or be invited to a seminar for 2011.
Videoconferences are currently being planned to enable students and teachers to utilise their videoconferencing facilities to have a Young Tall Poppy present and discuss science with them. This is an excellent way to help bring science to life for those classes in regional or remote area or who find it difficult to travel to outreach events. The following are scheduled for 2011;
Duiring National Science Week:
15/8/2011 at 11.15am and 12.10pm: Penny Martens
15/8/2011 at 2.00pm: Frances Kay-Lambkin
16/8/2011 at 11.15am and 12.10pm: Sharon Naismith
17/8/2011 at 11.15am and 12.10pm: Claire Wakefield
Please contact us if you would like to schedule or be invited to a videoconference for 2011.
> Workshops for Teachers
Workshops for teachers are currently being planned.
Please contact us if you would like to schedule or be invited to a workshop for 2011.
Women’s Week (March 7th to 13th)
> Women In Science
Wednesday 9th of March @ Macquarie University (North Ryde)
Keynote speakers included Dr Kira Westaway, Young Tall Poppy Winner 2009 and Dr Anina Rich, Young Tall Poppy Winner 2010.
Attendees: Year 9 – 12 female students and science teachers
Time and Location: 10.00 am – 2:30 pm. Registrations will open at 9.30am. Level 3 Venues, Campus Hub Building.
This event was a huge success with 365 students from 15 schools attending.
The feedback from teachers and students alike proved what a great event it was!
21/7/2011 at 9am: Dr Francis Kay-Lambkin
“… thank you so very much for the opportunity to join in the conference this morning. Both myself and the other teacher (neither of us are Science trained) attended as we both realise that this school has a significant problem with the students drinking and using drugs. We are a small central school of 400 students but the evidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is much higher than any school I have worked. We know students are drinking from a very young age (primary) and have a grave concern about this. We would like to thank Dr Francis for her informative and enjoyable presentation of a topic we are very interested in. If there is a copy of the presentation, could you please let me know as we will definitely be pressuring this topic further. Once again many thanks.”
Mary R Arnold
Head Teacher Mathematics and Science
Lightning Ridge Central School
> May 18th – Randwick Girls High School
Dr Vanessa Venturi presented her work to the advanced mathematics girls at Randowick Girls and judging by the questions and feedback, they took a lot away from the experience. AIPS is now working with the school to develop an ongoing outreach relationship with them.