Virtual incursions now available

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our PrimeSCI! presenters are currently not visiting schools. Instead, all incursions for Term 3 and Term 4 2020 are virtual. Please contact our office for more information. 

PrimeSCI! delivers exciting and powerful programs to ignite STEM curiosity in classrooms and help develop the next generation of Scientists. These includes school holiday workshops, family science nights and primary school incursions. 

As well as schools, PrimeSCO works with local communities, museums, universities, governments worldwide. Their aim is to bring the community and scientists together to enrich understanding of science and technology.

School Programs

Primary school incursions

These interactive classroom lessons for primary schools are designed for maximum hands-on participation. They are held at your school or venue and run as one-hour sessions

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Family science nights 

Get your students embracing science by involving their families in the learning process. These nights can be arranged at your school throughout the year for up to 180 participants.

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School holiday workshops

These workshops are a fun and educational activity for the school holidays. They run during April, July and September, with different sessions suited to specific school year levels.

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Labrats Science Club

Have any high achievers who’d like to go the extra mile? The Labrats Science Club selects 25 juniors (Grades 5 and 6) and 25 seniors (Years 7 and 8) each year to participate in 10 months of activities, meetings with researchers, project work, competitions and enthusiastic scientific discussions.

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Professional learning for teachers

Did you know? PrimeSCI! also offers professional learning workshops for teachers to help in the classroom delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.  

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The PrimeSCI! team

Honourary Director
Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich BA, Msc, PhD, AO

PrimeSCI! Coordinator
Megan Hough BSC (Hons), PhD Candidate

PrimeSCI! Coordinator/ Outreach Presenter
Dr Doris Seegets-Villiers Dipl Geologe, PhD

PrimeSCI! Administration Staff
Mary Gett BComm MBusSys
Kristine Hill

PrimeSCI! School Holiday Workshop Coordinator 
Heather Greenwood BSc (Env) (Hons), DipEd (Sec)

Senior Education Officer
Lydia Low BSc, PGDE

Labrats Coordinators 
Lydia Low BSc, PGDE 
Gemma Reid BSc, BPsych, Grad Dip Genet Counsell, MSecEd
Caitlin Ingham BSc, Cert IV (Pathology)

PrimeSCI! Outreach presenters
Naomi Barran BEng (Product Design), Grad Dip Teaching (Primary)
Heather Greenwood BSc (Env) (Hons), DipEd (Sec)
Dr Sally Hladyz BSc (Hons), PhD
Caitlin Ingham BSc, Cert IV (Pathology)
Ashlee Lambton BSc (Biology)
Lydia Low BSc, PGDE
Sandra Marwick BSc (CompSci), MEng (Hons), MSc (Process Int)
Jacquie Milner BSc (Env), Grad Cert (Geographical Information)
Chris Palframan B Theatre (Acting)
Teresa Puszka A.Dip AppSci, BSc/BEd
Jessica Snir BBioMed
Luther Vasic BSc

ANSTO Australian Synchrotron presenters
Sandra Marwick BSc (CompSci), MEng (Hons), MSc (Process Int)
Jeremy Vasic
Luther Vasic BSc

Healthy Rivers Healthy Bay presenters
Dr Annette Anderson BSc (Hons), PhD
Jess Lazarus BEd, Dip NRM
Dr Sally Hladyz BSc (Hons), PhD
Emma Ham BAppSc (Env Mgmt)

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