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What is this blog about?

Science education via outreach and video conference, to any audience anywhere.
This web blog follows the experiences and thoughts that pop up while running an active science education company.
Whether you’re a teacher, museum educator, video conferencing specialist or entrepreneur there might be some parallels with some of the entries listed… I would love to hear your stories!

Who is writing this?

Hi! My name is a Ben Newsome. Back in 2004 I founded Fizzics Education from our spare bedroom to teach STEM in an informal way. Since then it has grown to reach over 120,000 students each year across Australia  and around the globe! Of course this would not be possible without the dedicated staff at Fizzics with whom I continue to learn from every day. Delivering over 1000 shows a year has certainly made for an interesting road, one of which I hope to share with you as well as other thoughts I have along the way.

What is my background?

2013 Winston Churchill Fellow
– Formed Fizzics Education in 2004 to deliver engaging science workshops & shows to any audience, anywhere.
– Co-founded Virtual Excursions Australia, a non-profit entity that brings all Australian video conference educational content providers, booking systems, hardware and network vendors together for ease of school access and discussions on best practice.
– I have had the privilege of working with  a strong team of talented science educators in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane who reach thousands upon thousands of students across Australia and beyond every year.
– Designer of tailor-made science workshops for cultural organisations, public institutions and corporate edutainment.
– Has delivered hundreds of educational video conferences to audiences around the world.
– Regular speaker at teaching and learning conferences on science education and video conferencing best practice.
– Science teacher and parent of 2 crazy kids.

What is Fizzics Education?

Fizzics Education has been a leading Australian provider of interactive science workshops and shows since 2004. Through its interactive science programs and corporate partnerships Fizzics Education presents to approximately 120,000 children each year via incursion and video conference across 400 schools and public spaces. We are an active corporate member of the Science Teachers Association New South Wales (STANSW).

Fizzics is actively involved in Virtual Excursions Australia (VEA), a portal for people to contact leading video conferencing content providers across Australia. VEA is a network which includes over 40 cultural institutions that meets monthly to discuss best practice in running lessons via video conferencing. In 2012 VEA members reached 100,000 students across NSW.

Fizzics Education has built a stong reputation on the back of thousands of workshops and shows run across Australia. With an ability to bring science to life and backgrounds in various science disciplines the Fizzics team make science learning fun and more importantly… memorable. Our science education services are run via incursion or video conference; from preschool to Year 12 and beyond.

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