Slime time for young scientists

It’s alive: Mia Parker, 4, from Kyabram, spent a chilly winter morning learning how to create her own “slime’’. It was one of the many school holiday activities provided in and around Kyabram by the Campaspe Shire.
Mixing it up: Emma Kyhl and Sienna Varcoe-Viney provided the expertise from which students learned how to mix a series of ingredients to complete their slime creations in Allan St last week.
Finished product: Bodhi Hard, 5, from Strathallan, could hardly believe his luck when he was allowed to squish slime between his hands as part of the Campaspe Shire’s winter school holiday program.

An Echuca based company with an emphasis on creating a fun scientific based learning environment spread its wings through the Campaspe Shire during the winter school holidays last week.

TwistED Science began life as “The Scientwists” in 2006, providing a hands-on science experience to country schools that didn’t have science programs.

Travelling science parties became part of the business before the Echuca science centre, TwistED, was opened in 2015.

Former laboratory technician Kathy Stubberfield, who raised her four children in Echuca, founded the company.

Mrs Stubberfield said opening the TwistED science centre was the culmination of nine years of lead up work.

“TwistED challenges visitors of all ages to play and to share their play with others around them. I do not expect that any two people will have the same experience,” she said.

Since opening in Echuca the business has further expanded into Melbourne, where Mrs Stubberfield has teamed up with her son Ben for the company’s expansion.

There are a range of other school holiday activities happening in the next few days before the end of the school holidays.