The Victorian Skeptics made their way to the annual science teachers’ conference STAVCON 2010 on Monday and Tuesday 29th – 30th November held at La Trobe University. We displayed our wide range of resources and entertained passers-by with all things skeptical as we competed with book vendors, museums and other educational providers for the teachers’ attention. It was pleasing to see some familiar skeptical faces that we have seen in previous years. ‘Stuff for Teachers’ the CD, was again highly popular as was the recently released Skeptics Victoria fridge magnet calendar.
We also presented two talks titled ‘Science Education – maintaining a perspective in an ever changing world’ at which placebo wrist bands, mobile phone radiation shields and water dowsing were generally debunked.
Many thanks to the Skeptic volunteers: Charles, Don, Ken, Paul, Roy and Terry.
The photograph below shows, President Terry Kelly explaining that he found not only one wristband didn’t work, but neither does three.