Scitech Puts the Spark and Sizzle into Science


If you are looking for something different to do with your kids in Perth that won’t cost you the earth then consider a visit to the science centre Scitech.

Science may not be considered the coolest subject at school but Scitech makes it both fun and educational for the young and the young at heart. It is a great place for children to learn through play.

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Busking to the Beat in Perth


As you go about your day, you may be lucky enough to see some buskers, or street entertainers, doing their best to add some life to the city. It might be a sketch artist or a pair of jugglers today; a family singing and playing folk songs tomorrow. Common busking activities include music, circus tricks, dance, mime, comedy, and visual art such as paintings. A hat, box or musical instrument case typically invites passers-by to leave their tips.

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Jellyfish and Ice-cream at Hillary's Boat Harbour


According to popular evolutionary theory, our ancestors crawled out of the sea about 400 million years ago. I am convinced they did it mainly to avoid jellyfish.

I do like the sea but I’m not keen on jellyfish. Or most of the ocean’s residents, such as sharks, sea snakes and eels. So while I was looking forward to seeing Hillarys Boat Harbour and specifically the Aquarium of Western Australia (AQWA)

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Edith Cowan University - From Teachers' Colleges to a Real University


Edith Cowan University is one of five universities in Perth and you may well ask what a city the size of Perth is doing with so many universities. In ECU's case, it actually started life as a bunch of separate teachers' colleges, dating way back to 1902 when the Claremont Teachers College was established.

It became a "proper university" back in 1991 and over the years has consolidated its campuses, now having two in the Perth area at Joondalup and Mount Lawley, and one a couple of hours south of Perth in Bunbury.

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Feeding Kangaroos and Hugging Wombats at Caversham Wildlife Park


Many visitors head to Australia for our curious wildlife and for those coming to Perth, I always highly recommend a trip to the Caversham Wildlife Park in Whiteman Park. It's a well set-out park with caring, knowledgeable staff and it gives visitors the opportunity to see many Australian animals in relatively natural settings, and even to have some interaction with them.

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