UCTV Alive for Kids

A monthly webinar produced by the Peter Underwood Centre, designed especially for Year 5 and 6 students to watch live in the classroom or at home.

During each UCTV Alive for Kids episode on Zoom, a University of Tasmania staff member or alum presents a fun, extra-curricular learning opportunity or subject in a child-friendly manner. Past episodes have focused on everything from Aboriginal convicts, wedge tailed eagles and giant squids, to eating insects, glassblowing, and a step-by-step guide to making beeswax wraps.

We understand the importance of fostering curiosity and providing a platform for learners to ask questions. Students can interact with presenters via the Q&A text box in Zoom, with appropriate child safety protocols in place to ensure that only the host and presenter can see the questions being submitted. There is no video or audio of the interactions from participants.

The broadcast is hosted by Dr Louise Grimmer, an Affiliate of the Peter Underwood Centre, from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania.

Register for an upcoming UCTV Alive for Kids webinar below and you'll receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the interactive session.

Upcoming episode

Monday 4 December 2-2:30pm

Space junk! 

What is space junk, where does it come from, what can we do about it, and why is lutruwita/Tasmania such an important place to be involved in monitoring space?

Mars Buttfield-Addison from the University of Tasmania will answer all of these questions.

Register now to secure a spot.


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Mary Gill | National Recycling Week

As part of National Recycling Week in 2023, Mary Gill from the University of Tasmania joined UCTV to talk about our campus recycling walls and how young people can start their own.

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC | Government House

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania, gives students a virtual tour of Government House and talks about the role of Governor.