REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Monday 19 October for
Workshops at Varsity College
Welcome to Term 4. It will be over before we know it 🙂
Registration for the workshop day at Varsity College on the Student Free Day is now open. Block out the 19 October on your calendar, check out the program and get registered because places are limited.
Cost includes morning tea, workshop notes and the opportunity to pick our brains at will for an entire day. Usual cost for a single workshop by Dissection Connection or Rockhoundz is $40 per person so this represents excellent value for your professional development dollar.
All lab techs, teachers and sciencey people are welcome to join us. We are hoping to see some Yr 7 teachers among the participants too. These workshops will also be useful to a parent who is home schooling so please share this with your networks so no-one misses out.
Free tickets are available for the 3D Printing sessions with Kellie from Berwicks if you only have time to pop over and see that on the day. Anyone who would like to see the MakerBot in action is welcome to join us.
The program for the day and all the gory details are over on the Eventbrite registration site.
ps. You will be free to bring your own toads to euthanase if you wish. We’ll be in touch with everyone who has signed up for the toad euthanasia session separately with protocols on bringing live toads to the workshop.
MEET THE MAKERBOT:
This entry was posted on October 11. 2015 by Miss Vivi
A kidney like no other
I came to work the other day to find this email waiting for me. I’m pleased to see that even when we get it wrong we sort of get it right.
“This is a shot of the dissection of one of the porcine kidneys we sourced from you. As you can see it has a cyst. It was fascinating and the girls (and the staff) learnt so much. When it was dissected, it used urine, so we assumed there was a blockage – perhaps a stone. The girls handled and felt the difference between the healthy flesh and the unhealthy. I thought you’d be interested in our lesson.”
Porcine kidney with cyst
I’m not sure how we missed it when we were packing because we do check every organ that comes through, but in this case I’m glad we did.
Mr Vivi came back from a Chamber of Commerce talk the same day buzzing about this specky new machine they have at a nearby University. It allows the user to navigate and interact with all kinds of virtual environments – including body systems. I’m certain that it’s a fantastic, engaging and valuable educational tool but I’m just as certain that nothing is like experiencing the real thing in your hands.
Apr 10, 2014
This entry was posted on April 10. 2014 by Miss Vivi
Adam Garone: Healthier men, one moustache at a time
Adam Garone has an impressive moustache, and it’s for a good cause. A co-founder of Movember, Garone’s initiative to raise awareness for men’s health — by having men grow out their moustaches every November — began as a dare in a bar in 2003. Now, it’s a worldwide movement.
This entry was posted on November 15. 2013 by Miss Vivi
Movember, Mo Bros
Mo man, Mo brother-in-law, Mo dad and Mo nephew
This is the face of men’s health in my life and life just wouldn’t be the same without them. Throughout November Miss Vivi will be supporting Movember Australia by being a Mo Sista and sporting a moustache on all our sites.
Movember is an annual charity initiative that sees the sprouting of moustaches on guys around the globe during November, in a united movement for men’s health.
Committing their top lip for 30 hairy days these men (known as Mo Bros), effectively become walking, talking billboards and through their Mo growing efforts, raise vital funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Thanks to the support of over one million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across 21 countries, Movember is now recognised as one of the world’s leading non-government funders of research and care programs for men’s health issues.
This entry was posted on November 07. 2013 by Miss Vivi