School gate racism, education reclaimed, and family found

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You have caught an enormous something or other dragonfly. It's huge thing. I can't resist innocent and kill it. But i thought maybe we could katie swan and then if we get anymore. Let your guard just alana. Line me i'm a phd. Cantuta university of adelaide so working on parasitic wasps. My mission is to take a bit more of an appreciation awareness of what's around them which these kids have wholeheartedly. Fish-net khanna looking. It's camouflage really like i'm bringing you powerful personal stories from three generations of indigenous. Australians today talking. Racism in classrooms transcending the past triumphantly pushing past the low expectations others can have for you and on knowing who you are but hey this is a science camp. So let's get some of that good stuff out by the river without insect. Nate's i love it. Because when i was little i used to do this in the backyard. Just for the fun of it like we did one And stuff and then done things. We went touch the real big success. That's scary this year. Eleven student catherine. She's from queensland. I've always had an interest in bite of. Because when i was talking about it in school i just found it fascinating. The way things like adapted to the surroundings and how strong some animals off much study in unique. I definitely want medicine like the medicine or science and even in science the medicines. 'cause on sir fascinated about the way humans walk like animals too but mostly humans like al brain the actual in a workings about nerves and system and everything. I just find it so fascinating into the people with knowledge of that. It's just it's mind blowing to me. If you average or strait olander you make up about three percent over strategies population but just under two percent of all students enrolled at university are indigenous. That's growing by around half a percent over the last decade or side when it comes to unique courses in the natural and physical sciences. It and engineering. Less than one percent of students are indigenous for fifty medicine. That's around two point. Four percent and of course completion rights alario. But this camp is about helping to change. It's about road testing university. So my name's malcolm raleigh. I'm an epidemiologist with sorrow food and nutrition and things are about to get very real for the students right now. We're talking about their activities for the rest of the week in particular. Their inquiry is quite a lot of pressure for them. They'll need to spend a lot of their time thinking about the question that they want to investigate for the next few days and then they'll have to be ready to presented by next week. You asking them to do a scientific experiment in two days scientific inquiry that might be an experiment but might be some other activities but in today's yep They'll spend a lot of the allison day. Doing it will be under a lot of pressure. But based on previous years they do a great job so they've got to collect data they definitely have to collect data that to interpret data and to present it. All of those a pressure situation said the pressure is on from pretty much all mice now not quite a couple of days. I think feel it from tomorrow morning. Research can be conceded. A dirty word safe westhead is a young research scientist and regular mentor on these caves. He comes from reggie country new south wales research was something that was dumb on aboriginal people not with aboriginal people and certainly not let by aboriginal people but as we get more aboriginal academics in high positions within the academy. This is where we can start to see a change of the culture so we need young people. All of the students present curious and inquisitive mind and from my perspective. That's all you need to be a scientist. The rest is just learning specific language to arts of the specific questions that you come up with and that's just a process anybody can do that.

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