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Introduction to car restoration
Introduction to car restoration

19 December 2014

In our 'Introduction to car restoration' activity, we'll cover the things to consider when choosing a car, where to find parts and get help and how to go about getting your project car back to showroom condition.

Browsing the internet & news feeds
Browsing the internet & news feeds

19 December 2014

It’s easy to waste a lot of time browsing the Internet. In this activity we look at some ways to be more productive when browsing and suggest some good sites to check out.

Bird boxes in wild places
Bird boxes in wild places

15 December 2014

In this activity we’ll look at different bird boxes for different bird species, where to find designs or buy ready-made boxes, as well as learning how and where to site them. We can all do our bit to help bring birds back into our lives.

Attracting wildlife to your garden
Attracting wildlife to your garden

15 December 2014

Andrew Laidlaw from the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne shows you how to encourage animals and birds into your garden by creating an attractive habitat for them.

Weather watching
Weather watching

1 December 2014

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Most of us take an interest in the weather. For farmers, fishermen and many others, checking the weather forecast is essential. But weather watching can be an interesting pastime in itself. In this activity we look at some ways to get into serious weather watching, both in our own backyard and in other parts of the world.

Checkmate: Getting into chess
Checkmate: Getting into chess

14 November 2014

Chess is the world’s most popular board game, regularly played by over 600 million adults. Most of us have played at some stage. In this activity we look at how to join up with others to play and how to get started if we need to learn the game.

Make your own science experiment for kids/grandkids
Make your own science experiment for kids/grandkids

31 October 2014

Your kids or grandkids often think they 'know it all' but it's not that hard to impress them with some simple, safe science experiments you can do at home. In this activity, we'll give you some ideas and plenty of links to get you started.

Mythbusting
Mythbusting

13 October 2014

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Myths and legends have always existed in every culture. In this activity we look at some common myths and examine how and why they originated. We discuss why we sometimes believe myths are based on fact and ways in which we can try to establish if they are true.

What is fracking?
What is fracking?

30 September 2014

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Fracking is the use of hydraulic pressure to fracture rock formations deep underground. Fracking has revolutionised gas collection where it otherwise mightn’t be economically viable, but it has some people worried. In this activity we'll look at some information sources to get a better idea of just what's involved.

Produce your own book
Produce your own book

15 September 2014

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It has never been easier, or as affordable, to produce quality books in small quantities. Photo books, cookbooks, family history records, and novels are some of the types of books that can be printed and, if we wish, published. In this activity we look at how to go about it, and the many different options available to do so.

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Checkmate: Getting into chess

Checkmate: Getting into chess

Chess is the world’s most popular board game, regularly played by over 600 million adults. Most of us have played at some stage. In this activity we look at how to join up with others to play and how to get started if we need to learn the game.

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Mythbusting

Mythbusting


Myths and legends have always existed in every culture. In this activity we look at some common myths and examine how and why they originated. We discuss why we sometimes believe myths are based on fact and ways in which we can try to establish if they are true.

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Seachange or treechange

Seachange or treechange


Living near the sea in a small village is on a lot of people's 'bucket list' and the other great lure here in Australia has more recently been referred to as a 'treechange'. Find out more information in this article.

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Locate a Men's Shed

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Use this tool on The Australian Men's Shed Association website to help you find a Men's Shed in your area.