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RMIT | Interactive Digital Media Student Showcase 2020

Visit online to experience this virtual exhibition of student animations, interactive comics and games. Come and celebrate the achievements of graduates of RMIT’s 2020 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies and Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media – Interactive. Come watch the animations, read the interactive comics and play the games.

NAS | Grad Show 2020

After years of artistic exploration, inspiration and dedicated hard work behind the sandstone walls of the historic former Darlinghurst Gaol, the National Art School’s graduates of 2020 are breaking out. Each year, the school’s end-of-year Grad Shows buzz with anticipation and excitement as the next wave of Australia’s best talent goes on show. This year …

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Parrtjima Festival 2020

Look up and let your spirit soar as the annual Parrtjima Festival connects us all through story, art, landscape and light in the heart of Australia – Alice Springs. This year, the focus will be on water, the cosmos and country with a diverse program that includes the lighting of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges, unique, …

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CANCELLED – Couch Surfing 2020

Couch Surfing is on again! Held in the middle of the school holidays and on National Youth Homelessness Matters Day, Couch Surfing races celebrate the resilience of young people affected by homelessness. Come down and cheer on teams of young people as they race decorated couches in a series of action-packed heats. Enjoy free entertainment, …

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CANCELLED – Women of the World (WOW) Festival 2020

Three days of fun, laughter, inspiration and reflection, taking over the Brisbane Powerhouse April 2-5, 2020, WOW Australia 2020 imagines a future in which gender does not determine life’s outcomes. Through conversations, performances, panels, exhibitions, short talks and more, the festival will feature a huge array of local and international speakers, First Nation leaders and …

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CANCELLED – World Science Festival Brisbane 2020

World Science Festival explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations. The World Science Festival will have events across Brisbane. From Dr Karl and Night of the Nerds to finding out what spooked Einstein, this year’s festival …

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TEDxYouth@Perth

This is where young thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, campaigners and change-makers from Perth and WA come together to celebrate ideas worth spreading and strive for a better future. With nine remarkable speakers, performers, short films, interactive installations and the chance to meet over five hundred like-minded young people, TEDxYouth@Perth connects the local to the global. Devised …

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WSU | Public Astronomy Night

Our Neighbourhood – A guided tour of the Solar System, with a brief look at formation and what is happening now, and a close up look at our star, the Sun. Includes a presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky through a range of telescopes (weather permitting).

Astrofest Perth 2020

Taking place at Curtin Stadium this astronomy festival of epic proportions will be an engaging celebration of Australian science. As well as optical and radio telescopes observing throughout the day and night, Astrofest will feature a myriad of interesting, engaging and exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family.

International Women’s Day Skate

To celebrate the strength and energy of female and non-binary people everywhere we’re inviting you down to the Leanyer Skate Park. Newcomers, shredders and in-betweeners can practise skate skills, meet new people and share ideas. All disciplines (quads, skate, scooter, BMX) welcome. Feeling a bit out of practise? Fresh on the skate scene? Aged 14-25? …

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TEDxCanberraWomen 2019: Bold+Brilliant

TEDxCanberra returns in December with TEDxCanberraWomen 2019: Bold+Brilliant – an evening of live talks and performances by female change-makers, trail-blazers and big thinkers out to change the world, one idea worth spreading at a time. This year’s theme is ‘Bold+Brilliant’ — without apology. At TEDxCanberraWomen 2019, we’ll be shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from …

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Art IRL: Teen Takeover

It’s a Teen Takeover as the National Gallery launches Art IRL (‘in real life’), a new program connecting young audiences with art, artists and each other. Totally free and exclusively for teens aged 13 – 18 years, Art IRL: Teen Takeover boasts an out-of-this-world program co-produced by teens for teens and inspired by the art …

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Murdoch Open Showcase

Join us for the annual Murdoch Open Showcase – an exhibition event showcasing the work of our Creative Media students. Students, friends, family, industry professionals and the general public are invited to explore and celebrate the creativity, originality and expertise of Murdoch University’s Creative Media students as they transition between academic study and professional creative …

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UNSW | A&D ANNUAL 19 – Opening Night

The largest national showcase of graduate contemporary art and design, the A&D ANNUAL 19 launches the next generation of artists, designers, makers and digital media creators. Encompassing installation, animation, visual effects, digital media and film, visual communication and graphic design, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, sound, spatial design, furniture and jewellery, textile design, design for social …

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TAFE Queensland | CRE8 Festival

CRE8 Festival is a free annual creative spectacular that showcases and celebrates TAFE Queensland students’ portfolios, exhibitions, sounds and creations. It is a creative collision of our hospitality, visual arts, music, photography, signage, fashion, gaming, engineering, beauty and fitness. Enjoy art installations, street entertainment and free food. Expect to see a full range of cutting …

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STEP UP Youth Music Networking

Do you vibe creating, consuming and sharing music? Planning on taking your love of music to the next level in 2020? STEP UP your music game with Launch Darwin at Happy Yess this November! Meet with other music lovers/creators, chat potential collaborations and pick the brains of local industry professionals at our first Step Up …

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UWA School of Design Open House

The UWA School of Design will be opening its doors as part of Open House Perth to showcase the recently opened End of Year Exhibition 2019 presenting work from Fine Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and History of Art. The expansive display on show captures the high-quality work of Australia’s future creative generation. A …

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QUT Design Festival

Explore a wide range of interactive exhibitions and installations of prototypes and concepts showcasing emerging designers from the QUT School of Design. The QUT Design Festival offers a unique glimpse into how a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to learning can foster an innovative design community. The QUT Design Festival is hosted throughout studio spaces in Building …

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Adelaide eSports Summit

Creative Revolutionaries, the University of Adelaide, AVCon and Legacy eSports presents this innovative and exciting event. Please join us for the first eSports Summit of its kind in Adelaide featuring experts ranging from industry leaders and professional gamers focusing on how to get involved in opportunities. In 2019, the highest paid sportsperson in Australia was …

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JMC Academy | Andrew Scheps Tour

Join us for an evening of in-depth conversation with Andrew Scheps as he delves into the stories of his incredible career as a music producer and mix engineer; from his early days working with the legendary Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder; setting up his famous Punkerpad West studio in Los Angeles, with his wall to …

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ANU | Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Talk

Follow Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, AM, Australia’s favourite science guru, on a multimedia Random Road Trip through Science. Dr Karl will lead the audience on a mission to track down awe and wonder in the Universe. He asks, Why do wombats poo cubes? What nearly destroyed humanity on Halloween 2015? How do you use an incinerating …

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DESIGN Canberra Festival

Design is in Canberra’s DNA and the annual DESIGN Canberra Festival is a celebration of all things design. From 4-24 November, DESIGN Canberra will experiment with new ideas and expand the most successful programs into new directions in the 2019 festival. Over 150 events, exhibitions, talks, tours, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes …

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The Resilience Project Public Talk – Brisbane

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The Resilience Project public talks are a great way to make our program available to the general public. This gives everyone a chance to learn about positive mental health strategies, …

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Sea Shepherd – Ocean Defence Tour, Sydney

Celebrate 42 years of frontline marine conservation by attending Sea Shepherd Australia’s Ocean Defence Tour. Join Captain Peter Hammarstedt for an inside look at our campaigns to protect marine wildlife all around the world.

Endeavour Exhibition 2019: Engineering and IT for the Future

Meet the University of Melbourne at the Endeavour Exhibition and discover final-year industry, design and research projects developed by their engineering and IT masters students. Throughout the year, students work in collaboration with government and industry on these projects to solve real-world challenges. The Endeavour Exhibition showcases these projects, offering a unique opportunity for the …

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University of Melbourne | Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition

Throughout the year, our students work in collaboration with government and industry on these projects to solve real-world challenges. The Endeavour Exhibition showcases these projects, offering a unique opportunity for our students to demonstrate their engineering and IT capabilities. With more than 140 diverse engineering and IT projects on display, members of the public, industry …

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The Resilience Project Public Talk – Geelong

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The Resilience Project public talks are a great way to make our program available to the general public. This gives everyone a chance to learn about positive mental health strategies, …

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Sea Shepherd – Ocean Defence Tour, Hobart

Celebrate 42 years of frontline marine conservation by attending Sea Shepherd Australia’s Ocean Defence Tour. Join Captain Peter Hammarstedt for an inside look at our campaigns to protect marine wildlife all around the world.

UTAS Voice Day

Bringing students, enthusiasts and scholars of singing under one roof to celebrate the human voice. Voice Day is a day of free concerts, masterclasses and discussions for all singers.

Sea Shepherd – Ocean Defence Tour, Melbourne

Celebrate 42 years of frontline marine conservation by attending Sea Shepherd Australia’s Ocean Defence Tour. Join Captain Peter Hammarstedt for an inside look at our campaigns to protect marine wildlife all around the world.

UOW Big Ideas Festival

The UOW Big Ideas Festival is a biannual event showcasing the University’s ground-breaking research and outstanding academics. This free event for the community will see ten Professors give a 10-minute talk on their big idea related to their research. With presentations investigating the importance of green spaces in our cities, financial literacy, diseases of the …

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The Resilience Project Public Talk – Ringwood

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The Resilience Project public talks are a great way to make our program available to the general public. This gives everyone a chance to learn about positive mental health strategies, …

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‘Quilty’ Confronting Contemporary Art

What have you always wanted to know about contemporary art, but been too afraid to ask? In this interactive seminar, Dr Mark Pennings, Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology, explores the work of Ben Quilty, and questions what has made Quilty a household name, and a “celebrity” artist.

Pause 4 Paws HSC Study Sessions

Need a quiet space and some TLC in preparation for the HSC? Bowral Library has organised three days of study, snacks and cuddles to get you through! The Henrietta Rose Room will be open for HSC study between 9am and 5pm on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October 2019. And thanks to Wingecarribee …

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Art Battle Hobart

Join us for an inspiring night of creativity and community at The Goods Shed! Watch as painters battle the clock and each other transforming blank canvases into beautiful pieces of original artwork in just 20 minutes and help vote to determine the Winner of the night.

The Big Anxiety Festival

The Big Anxiety brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. A radically new kind of international arts festival, in which every project is an open conversation, designed to promote curiosity, awareness and action, The Big Anxiety presents events across Sydney, tackling the major …

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Periodic Table of Fireworks

Fireworks are integral to many cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Guy Fawkes night in the UK, Cracker Night in Tasmania, and in the many iconic images of the Sydney Harbour Bridge ablaze on New Year’s Eve. But very few people understand and appreciate the fundamental chemical principles at play in each pyrotechnic. Come …

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Experience Outdoor Rock Climbing

Climb Territory Outdoor experiences are suitable for all fitness levels and for those who have never tried outdoor rock climbing. Please bring 2L of water, lunch, snacks & enclosed shoes.

TEDx Macquarie University

TEDx Macquarie university returns for its 7th edition bringing together a stellar line-up of inspirational speakers with ideas worth spreading™. This year’s line-up includes a former Socceroo now a refugee and human rights ambassador, an award-winning chef, the first female test pilot in the Royal Australian Air force and many more. Join us for a …

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Alice Springs Astronomy Tours

Stargazing in the heart of the Australian outback is an experience not to be missed. Thousands of kilometers away from city lights the clear night skies will leave you speechless. Look up and be amazed at a blanket of sparkling stars, too many to count! The Moon, planets, constellations, satellites, meteors and our awe inspiring …

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An Evening with Eddie Woo – Renmark

He’s an Australian Local Hero, one of the world’s greatest teachers and his videos have been viewed more than 35 million times. Now internationally renowned mathematics teacher and YouTube sensation Eddie Woo will share his passion for maths with students and community members in regional South Australia.

An Evening with Eddie Woo – Mannum

He’s an Australian Local Hero, one of the world’s greatest teachers and his videos have been viewed more than 35 million times. Now internationally renowned mathematics teacher and YouTube sensation Eddie Woo will share his passion for maths with students and community members in regional South Australia.

Craftfully

Designed by makers, for makers, Craftfully is a carefully curated experience for lovers of fibre and textile craft. Craftfully is an ethical, sustainable and independent community event that celebrates artisan makers, indie dyers and boutique retailers. Entry is free. There will also be a variety of workshops available, including those designed especially for children and …

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Townsville STEM Faire

The Townsville STEM Faire is on again in 2019. This year the event will feature: Free science shows Free talks about local science & tech initiatives Competitions Robotics & coding experiences Entry is free.

The Resilience Project Public Talk – Sydney

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The Resilience Project public talks are a great way to make our program available to the general public. This gives everyone a chance to learn about positive mental health strategies, …

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Periodic (Table) Talk with Dr Peter Wothers

Dr Peter Wothers is returning to the ANU with another lecture, this time about the Periodic Table to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the Periodic Table. These lectures are suited to children and adults of all ages and are an amazing introduction to the world of chemistry and science!

Periodic (Table) Talk with Dr Peter Wothers

Dr Peter Wothers is returning to the ANU with another lecture, this time about the Periodic Table to celebrate its 150 year anniversary. This lecture is suited to children and adults of all ages and is an amazing introduction to the world of chemistry and science.

Tech Girls Are Superheroes Showcase

At the Tech Girls Are Superheroes 2019 Showcase event, enjoy hands-on tech activities and support local tech school girls who participated in the 12 week STEM entrepreneurship program. Students were part of a team where they identified a problem in their local community. They designed a solution and presented it within a comprehensive business plan, …

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Desert Song Festival 2019

Over 10 glorious days of music and music-making in concerts, workshops and masterclasses, choirs from across Australia, small vocal ensembles, musicians and solo performers, will showcase the cultural diversity and artistic brilliance on display at this regional festival that celebrates the singer, the song, the instrument the land and its people.

Discover Sailing! Taster Day

Want to try sailing? Come on down to Darwin Sailing Club’s dinghy taster session. For kids young and old, just $20 gets you a 2 hour introduction to sailing. Participants are then given a discount code to take $20 off any of our 2020 Learn to Sail programs.

Master Builders ACT Open Day

Master Builders ACT opens it’s doors again and invites you to experience the many benefits of working in the construction industry. Experience a range of activities, demonstrations, tours and presentations throughout the day. Meet our trainers, industry experts, local builders, apprentices and suppliers of the industry. Discover the possibilities of this exciting industry and “Build …

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Perth Science Festival 2019

The Perth Science Festival is back for another year. The festival features more than 50 stallholders from various STEM organisations running interactive activities across the entire weekend. Organisations include tertiary institutions, government departments, small businesses, not-for-profits, charities and more. We feature a diverse range of fields, covering more than 10 different areas of STEM. We …

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Young Changemakers Workshop

SEE-Change, School Strike for Climate and Australian Youth Climate Coalition are partnering to host a Young Changemakers Workshop, facilitated by long-time activist Erfan Daliri. Young people are the future. We are inheriting massive challenges of widespread injustice, a rapidly changing climate and a standstill in progressive political action. In the face of these challenges, we …

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Canberra Writers Festival

Do you love books, writing and authors? Do you love hearing expert interviews and conversations with writers talking about their work? Then the Canberra Writers Festival is the place to be from 21 to 25 August this year as local, national and international writers discuss work under the themes Power, Politics and Passion. This five-day …

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Youth Leadership: Integrity in the post truth era

At this forum, four inspiring youth leaders will represent a diversity of approaches to a range of issues. The forum will explore the importance of integrity in leadership and how youth leadership can influence wider social debates and outcomes.

The Resilience Project Public Talk – Melbourne

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The Resilience Project public talks are a great way to make our program available to the general public. This gives everyone a chance to learn about positive mental health strategies, …

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Darwin Festival | Sunday at CDU

Join us at Charles Darwin University as we take inspiration from the UN observed Year of Indigenous Languages to curate a series of inspiring sessions that look at what is, can and should be done to keep this important aspect of Indigenous culture alive. The day’s discussions start with a performance by the stunning Tiwi …

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UTAS | MakerX Burnie

As part of National Science Week, we are thrilled to invite you to be part of the inaugural MakerX Burnie! An exciting “Show & Tell” from the local maker community – a melting pot of scientists to crafters, engineers and manufacturers to artists, and school groups to hobbyists! Enjoy a day of demonstrations and hands-on …

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Living Laboratory

Join us for a huge outdoor event to celebrate the environmental sciences! Explore the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney to get hands-on with science experiments, explore behind-the-scenes, visit state-of-the-art science facilities and use scientific equipment.

QUT | Robotronica

Robotronica, QUT’s all-day, all-ages robotics and technology festival, returns to Gardens Point. Revealing the latest advancements and innovations in the fields of robotics and interactive design, Robotronica will be abuzz with demonstrations, games and discussions that will inform, inspire and amaze you. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Explore The Cube’s new interactive game, Robot Factory See robots battle it …

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WSU | Public Astronomy Night

The Antarctic Plateau is the most extreme, most isolated environment on Earth and perfect for Astronomy. From star birth to black holes, from hard-to-spot neutrinos to the cosmic microwave background, Antarctic telescopes have given us new insights into our universe. Includes presentation, short 3D movie, tour of the dome and viewing of the night sky …

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YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Open Day

In celebration of National Science Week, YWCA Canberra Clubhouse is hosting an Open Day! YWCA Canberra Clubhouse, is a free, out-of-school learning space that connects young people aged 10 – 18 in Tuggeranong with access to the latest technology, and the mentoring and support needed to grow their skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, …

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The Innovators’ Tea Party

The Innovators’ Tea Party are hosting eight free speed-networking events for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to meet with a range of women working in a variety of science, technology, engineering, medicine and maths careers. The event links successful female scientists, engineers and innovators with high-school students in order to promote STEM-focussed careers. …

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Brisbane Science Festival 2019

Join Street Science and other leading Queensland Science Communicators, Educators and Research Institutes for this HUGE National Science Week event featuring a range of Hands-on Activities and Live Science Performances at Brisbane’s own Southbank Piazza.

The Science of Chocolate Making

Follow the cacao bean as it is transformed into delectable chocolate. Taste and experience each step of the journey, and discover the science behind what makes chocolate amazing. Learn about how cacao beans are grown and what makes bean-to-bar chocolate a unique taste sensation.

EQ Connect: Fuelling Motivation

What does it mean to be motivated? What role do emotions play in fuelling energy? Motivation is the feeling of being energised and driven by personal values and commitments rather than by external forces. Learn how to engage your motivation in order to overcome the roadblocks preventing you reaching your full potential.

National Science Week Pechakucha, Cairns

Presented by James Cook University and PechaKucha is this extraordinary National Science Week edition of our popular spoken word event, featuring special guest speakers from around the world. Come and hear exciting science stories, and talk to scientists tackling big problems. Environment and nature, health and medical, innovation and technology.

The Resilience Project Public Talk – Wangaratta

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The Resilience Project public talks are a great way to make our program available to the general public. This gives everyone a chance to learn about positive mental health strategies, …

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