Earth Ed - Inspiring passion and excellence in science education

Earth Ed is an engaging new specialist science and mathematics facility providing real world Earth Science experiences for Victorian students.

Our programs provide access to specialist scientific equipment, innovative digital resources, and promote a scientific inquiry approach to learning.

robocup logoStudents from around Victoria came together at Earth Ed for the RoboCup Junior Ballarat Regional on Friday the 21st of June.  With competitions in Dance and Soccer, plus a special demonstration of RoboCup Rescue by Bacchus Marsh College, there was non-stop excitement for all involved.

Check out the video on our YouTube channel for highlights of the day.

Earth Ed offer workshops for schools who are keen to introduce the world of robotics to their students.

Al-Gore-Earth-EdLate last term, Colleen was lucky enough to be accepted to join Al Gore and his Climate Reality Team (in partnership with The Australian conservation Foundation) for a 3 day conference around Climate Change.

Here is her account of her experience:

On Day 1 of the 3 day conference, we heard from a variety of people who are already living with the consequences of climate change. Health professionals and emergency service personal spoke of very personal experiences working with the community in respect to intensive heat waves, bush fires and floods. Speakers from our neighbouring islands spoke to us about the real threat of rising waters and what that meant to their communities. It was interesting to hear that there is no climate debate within these communities. The science is fully accepted and the discussions are now about finding solutions.

Read more: Climate Reality

robocup logoThe 3rd Robocup Ballarat Regional Competition will be held at EarthEd, Olympic Avenue, Mt. Clear on Friday 20th June.

Registration on the day opens at 9.00am, with competition commencing at 9.30am and concluding at 2.30pm.

This event will be our largest yet, with Primary and Secondary students from across the region competing in Dance and Soccer.

We are also conducting a Rescue workshop on the day, which will allow experienced students to fine tune their robots for upcoming competitions and those new to Rescue, the opportunity to learn the basics.

Read more: RoboCup Junior Ballarat Regional