Thirty four students attended the summer school in Newcastle during January 2016.

Students took part in cultural practices workshops hosted by the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle. Workshops included painting, weaving, dance and music. Students also conducted a science inquiry into traditional fire lighting techniques.

One evening students looked to the night sky as Dr Duane Hamacher from UNSW led a workshop on Western and Indigenous astronomy, constellations and phases of the moon. For their main inquiries students got curious about water chemistry with the University of Newcastle School of Chemistry and students rose to the solar energy challenge at CSIRO’s Energy Centre.

Two students inspect their solar car model

Student group look onto CSIRO’s solar thermal tower

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