Shell Questacon Science Circus students visit remote towns across Australia as part of their ANU degree. Photo by Stuart Hay.

Shell Questacon Science Circus students visit remote towns across Australia as part of their ANU degree. Photo by Stuart Hay.

Enriching rural learning experiences

The Hay School of the Air is a lifeline for those in far western NSW and ANU students are helping the school with its science lessons.

As part of the Shell Questacon Science Circus, ANU Master of Science Communication Outreach students take science to rural and remote communities across Australia.

One such community on the 2015 tour was Hay, where the Hay School of the Air provides isolated children in south-west NSW the opportunity to obtain education through online and radio classes.

The visit of the Science Circus enabled students to become more hands on with science, says teach Kate Murphy.

"It's been fantastic for the children, they don't normally get this type of opportunity," she says.

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