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Backyard PD in Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Backyard PD 21-13 June
Hervey Bay Backyard PD 21-13 June

Choose your PD, choose your day. Eight different workshops presented over 3 days (after school).

How to get away with murder: hands on toad euthanasia workshop using the   current approved CO2 protocol, includes a dissection.

Rock identification, “Rocks you know you know”. Discover your own secret knowledge of rocks

Use local foraminifera as a tool to teach sorting techniques, biological terminology and the use of a dichotomous key for identification. See how modern day species compare to 8000 year old microfossils (byo stereo microscope essential).

Eye dissection and eye physiology workshops.

Female reproductive system dissection.

Heart anatomy using injectable paint.

Select your preferred PD and register now at:


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Earth science and more workshops in Mackay in April

Mackay Science Miniconference April 2016 featuring Dissection Connection, Rockhoundz, Cider House Tech, Fizzics Education, Berwick Office Technology

Mackay Science Miniconference


We’ve had a great response so far thank you!

If you still want to join your colleagues in education for some great PD in Mackay, there are only days left to register.


On the 7th & 8th April we’re bringing you a couple of days of serious science fun. Miss Vivi and I received such a warm welcome in Mackay on our way to Cairns last year that we’ve gathered up some mates and are taking them back with us this year. For anyone in North Queensland this is an ideal opportunity to get good quality PD right in your own backyard, so please join us and encourage your colleagues to come along too.

If you don’t live near Mackay then consider joining us for a couple of days professional development and a tropical getaway anyway. These dates are just before Term 2 goes back and it’s a really lovely time of year to be in North Queensland.

Please share this invitation with your local network as well by clicking on forward to a friend below. The proposed list of workshops is below and they have been chosen because they will be worthwhile for lab technicians, primary and secondary teachers, pre-service teachers and home schooling parents.



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  • Virtual science excursions
  • 3D Printing & 3D Scanning
  • The science of waves
  • Microfossils and foraminifera
  • Chemistry with dataloggers
  • Female reproductive system dissection
  • Physics with dataloggers
  • Networking drinks
  • Cane toad euthanasia
  • Tour of the school farm
  • Environment, soil and water testing with dataloggers
  • Plucks vs piglets dissection
  • Simple ways to teach air pressure
  • 3D Printing & 3D Scanning
  • Kitchen science
  • Earth science















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