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Year 11 Senior Science, Earth and Environmental Science and Geography teacher professional learning. Registered BOSTES course. “Checking the Pulse of the Hawkesbury River” 27th November 2015 @ Brewongle EEC. Study Topics: Water for Living / Local Environment/Biophysical Interactions Spend a day working with academics and technical staff from Western Sydney University and Brewongle on the Hawkesbury River. This excursion will focus on River Ecology and Management and provide you with enhanced expertise… Read More

We rely on water for all aspects of our lives. Often with hardly a thought we wash, drink, flush, swim, excrete and waste water. Do you know where your water comes from? How it got to the tap you just turned on? Where it goes after that loo flush, hot shower or car wash on the driveway? How does our water use influence the state of our rivers? Students who visit us… Read More

Science and Technology are inherently linked. In the case of citizen science, technology has quite literally opened up a world of information. In particular, technology has bridged the divide between little Jimmy Smith in Year 5 and Professor Ignatius D. Pardalote, a global expert conducting research on the intricate feeding patterns of the Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua) in Dry Schlerophyll Woodland Communities in Eastern Australia. This link is beneficial for both parties:… Read More

It is on again! Follow this link to see this flyer online, watch the video and register. https://www.smore.com/see0r-2015-youth-eco-summit-yes?ref=email

Brewongle staff have been busy preparing a range of new incursions, excursions, camps and teacher professional learning – check out the links below to book for this term or next year. Incursions: Stage 2 & 3 Creative Arts and Science. Two programs involving art, technology and the environment. We come to your school, provide all the equipment, expertise and activities. Linked to the new syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum. Excursions to Brewongle… Read More

From the latest Birds in Backyards newsletter – time to get bird watching!: Aussie Backyard Bird Count Join Birds in Backyards and BirdLife Australia to celebrate National Bird Week 2014 by taking part in the biggest citizen science project to hit Aussie shores. The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is almost upon us! From October 20 to 26, go out into any patch you count as your ‘backyard’ and tell us what birds… Read More

Our eastern yellow robins are busy nest building today. I have snapped a couple of photos on my phone for you to enjoy. The eastern yellow robins are a Climatewatch species so if you see them around – record the sighting on the website or on the handy app! Our resident grey shrike thrushes are also nesting again – same time every year! A gorgeous little clutch of spotty eggs on our… Read More

It is National Science Week and the noisy channel-billed cuckoos are about to return to NSW and the Sydney region during their yearly migration. They return to disturb our serenity and lay their eggs in the nests of other unsuspecting birds like the Currawong.  Scientists are predicting that our warming earth and changing climate will alter the migration patterns of these birds and we need help in tracking their movements. We need… Read More

This looks like the chance of a lifetime for any eco minded senior students you may have…. Know anyone in their senior years of high school with a keen interest in science conservation and adventure. Earthwatch is offering fully funded expedition positions available to students! Imagine spending a week in an amazing location around Australia with other teenagers finding solutions for a more sustainable planet. This is a unique, once in a… Read More

We were excited to discover last week that the School of Ants Australia project is now up and running through the University of New England in Armidale. As we are total nature nerds here at Brewongle we lept at the chance to partake in some citizen science about ants. As I write this I am monitoring our experiment outside. The benefits of a laptop and a wifi connection mean that I can multi-task… Read More