July 2021: Future Thinkers. Today.

Music. Performance. Intelligence. Perception. Giftedness. Psychology. Colours. Synestetes. Virtual reality. 

Very future thinking Solange Glasser and Ben Loveridge showcase the power of creativity and collaborative research to find new ways to help us communicate in the online space. 



September 2021: TICKS! CHEMOKINES!  

Who knew?? Who knew we'd fall headlong in wonder and fascination with ticks, evasins, and chemokines? Martin Stone wields his craft powerfully and weaved an unforgettable tale of inflammation starring... TICKS.


Our Mission:

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May 2021: Reshaping Aboriginal science with Geology, Archaeology, and Robots

Paleomagnetist Agathe Lise-Provonost and Spatial information-infrastructure-engineer Martin Tomko uncover hidden secrets of our rich Aboriginal history in Budj Bim, Victoria. Their research is changing the narrative of Australian history, and their conviction is infectious!


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2019 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant Recipients  

August 2021: Food - Different By Design

To celebrate the Science Week Theme for Schools, Daniel Elridge led us through a menu comprising miso soup, cream, cheese, vinagrettes... all in the name of colloid chemistry! Molecular interactions was delivered in it's finest form.


June 2021: We love OzGRAV!

What an unforgettable interstellar adventure filled with colliding neutron stars and gravitation waves with superstar scientist and bona fide space cadet Lisa Horsley from OzGRAV. 


Rats at play!

Have a look at what we have been busy investigating, coding, building, extracting, and launching! 

March 2021: What Lies Under the Surface...

Superstar scientist and President of the Field Naturalist Club of Victoria, Max Campbell, brought us into his microscopic world of delicate diatoms, adorable moss piglets... and killer algae.


In collaboration with the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria (Junior Division), the LabRats are embarking on exciting adventures in water in 2020.

Many thanks to Landcare Australia for making the adventures possible! 

I have no special talents. I am only        passionately curious.           Albert Einstein 

Science Club

When the going gets tough, LabRats get tougher.

We will continue through these exceptional times looking for more discoveries, more friends, and opportunities to serve others.

To the superstar scientists, organisations, kids and parents who continue to believe in us, THANK YOU



Kids teaching kids

We share our love for all things curious with other kids in our community

Join Our Adventures!

In 2013, the really really nice folks at the Australian Synchrotron invited the LabRats to set up our lair at their NCSS Building where world class researchers work to better our world. Aren't we lucky?? 

Step Into the                                      Lair 

October 2021: 'LabRats Build' Series: Ships

Row, row, row your boat...Resident engineer Pierre Asselin takes us through our paces on buoyancy and displacement so that we can build our own boats. Then SHIPBUILDER extraordinaire Mark Jones inspires us with ships he builds for the Australian Navy. We met a shipbuilder!​


​​​The LabRats  Science Club is a community of Year 5 to Year 8 members who

  • get to meet with awesome researchers from diverse fields of science 

  • share the same enthusiasm and passion for learning

  •  investigate and experiment to explore the wonder that is our World

  • believe in the importance of paying-it-forward

November 2021: 'LabRats Build' Series: Bridges

Compression, tension, torsion, shear..It's got to be done right to keep us safe. Engineers Pierre Asselin and bridge-building Arshin Zaman team up to inspire the next generation of problem-solvers amongst us. We love engineers!


the labrat Lair

Find out how we got started and why we are passionate about what we do

April 2021: LabRats @Dolphin Research Institute

April 2021: LabRats@Mt Rothwell Biodiversity Institute

April 2021: LabRats@Jock Marshall Reserve, Monash University

Thank you Landcare for these adventures!! Our heartfelt thanks also to Jade Barbuto (Monash U) & Jess Lazarus (Healthy Bay, Healthy Rivers) for the inspiring freshwater science experience.

2021

Our chance to play-it-forward: The LabRats at the biennial Australian Synchrotron Open Day 2017 & 2019 where we shared our love for all things curious with thousands of people!

We are seriously. Curious.

superstar scientists

Awesome researchers who bring us on all sorts of adventures!