Science Behind Wool Queensland Project Erica McLean Somerville

Science Behind Wool Queensland Project Erica McLean Somerville House

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 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 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 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

SUBJECT AREAS INVOLVED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE CHEMISTRY PHYSICS MATHEMATICS

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE SCIENCE 21 PRIMARY SCIENCE ORGANISATION

EMAIL 3 MONKEYS COFFEE SHOP LOGISTICS

ANDREW SINCLAIR Contractor Funds manager Networking Photography

Flight, transport and pre/post workshop accommodation Facilitator LOGISTICS

BETH RUSSELL Advancing the network Resource gathering and submission Industry contacts Materials for particpants

Personal contact with known interested educators Publicity and communication 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 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

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 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 THE WORKSHOP

FRIDAY 26 MAY 8.30 AM CHECK-IN 9.30 9.45AM WELCOME

INTRODUCTIONS 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

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

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 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 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 GOODBYE AND PLEASE DO

YOUR HOMEWORK BY 31 JULY!

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