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1 ‘Science Behind Wool’ Queensland Project Erica McLean Somerville House

2 THE TEAM Beth Russell, Schools Liaison Officer, AgForce Queensland Erica McLean, Somerville House Chemistry moderator Susanne Schick, Marketing Manager, University of Queensland Gatton Campus Andrew Sinclair, Marketing Manager, Australian Agricultural College Corporation

3 THE TEAM Jo Hall, Sheep & Wool Policy Director, AgForce Queensland Rhonda Scoullar, Executive Officer, AgAware Group Greg Smith, Spotlight on Science director, Education Queensland Mary Rowland, President, Science Teachers Association Queensland

4 THE PARTICIPANTS Stephen Little Rockhampton HS Elizabeth Isaacson Northern Beaches High / JCU Alan Fraser Malanda State High Michael Killer Rochedale SHS Charles Fisher AGGS Evan Reis Tara SHS Mike Richards Harristown Primary

5 THE PARTICIPANTS Megan Johannesen St George SHS Lou Bruce Laidley SHS Noel Stanley Clayfield College Kerry Ovenden Beenleigh SHS Matthew Daniels Miles SHS Judith Felton Cavendish Rd SHS Paul Willis Mackay Christian College

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7 SUBJECT AREAS INVOLVED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE CHEMISTRY PHYSICS MATHEMATICS AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE SCIENCE 21 PRIMARY SCIENCE

8 ORGANISATION 3 MONKEYS COFFEE SHOP

9 LOGISTICS ANDREW SINCLAIR Contractor Funds manager Networking Photography Flight, transport and pre/post workshop accommodation Facilitator

10 LOGISTICS BETH RUSSELL Advancing the network Resource gathering and submission Industry contacts Materials for particpants Personal contact with known interested educators Publicity and communication

11 LOGISTICS ERICA MCLEAN Start the network going Resource gathering and publishing Keeping the hard core science After PD session debriefs with teachers Final collection of teaching/learning materials from participants Communication and Evaluation

12 LOGISTICS SUSANNE SCHICK Liaison with UQ Gatton venue Organizing accommodation and food Putting together resource folders and workshop extras Industry contacts Arranging lecturers and venues Post lecture resource collection Publicity and communication

13 LOGISTICS JO HALL Networking, workshop ideas, communication, meetings, sheep industry information and contacts GREG SMITH Project funding of 2 teacher replacement days per participant to enable quality teaching/learning/assessment task development

14 LOGISTICS RHONDA SCOULLAR Ideas Agriculture in primary schools education background MARY ROWLAND Use of prize for STAQ Qld Science Competition Offer of STAQ website for resource management STAQ used as platform for more teacher PD

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16 THE WORKSHOP

17 FRIDAY 26 MAY 8.30 AM CHECK-IN 9.30 – 9.45AM WELCOME INTRODUCTIONS

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21 SESSION 1 FRIDAY AM Participating in a class lesson with Senior Lecturer in SHEEP SCIENCE 1.Sheep nutrition and handling 2.Ethical issues 3.Breeds for meat or wool 4.Yard design 5.Management for prime productivity

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24 FRIDAY PM Working sheep and shearing 1.The use of different sheepdogs 2.Natural predator prey behaviour with sheep, dogs and humans 3.Shearing 4.Fleece trimming 5.Worming

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29 FRIDAY PM AN OVERVIEW OF THE WOOL INDUSTRY 1.Wool types 2.Staple length, micron, colour 3.Factors affecting wool growth 4.Breeds and wool type 5.Chemical and physical features of wool 6.Manufacturing process

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33 SATURDAY AM Pasture management 1.Grass types 2.Nutrition 3.Supplementary feeding 4.Improved pastures 5.Affect of grass type on wool clip quality 6.Demographics of shhep types and numbers

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36 FRIDAY PM Sheep and Parasitology 1.Sheep anatomy internal and external 2.Hands on sheep 3.Sheep parasites 4.Worm counts 5.Worm breeding techniques 6.Laboratory safety

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41 GOODBYE AND PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK BY 31 JULY!


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