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 18 September 2-2:30pm

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC live from Government House

Take part in a Q&A with the Governor of Tasmania and join a virtual tour of Government House.

Secure a spot for your class or home group by registering below.


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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.

Dr Nathan Kilah | Crystals for Food, Flight and Pharmacy

As part of National Science Week 2023, Dr Nathan Kilah from the University of Tasmania joined UCTV to talk about the amazing world of crystals in food, medicines, and even in airplanes.