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Front-end evaluation: Pacific Consultations

As part of the front-end planning for a Pacific Cultures exhibition, four separate consultations with Pacific Island communities were conducted in June 2009 to inform the development of the concept brief. These were comprised of two workshops with secondary school students; one with primary school students and their parents; and a fourth with adults. Here's some of what they said.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 06 Aug 2010

What’s in a Name? Evaluation of exhibition titles

Tips on how to evaluate potential titles/names for exhibitions. Elements of this article first appeared in 'Visitor Behaviour', Fall/Winter, 1997, Numbers 3-4, Page 32

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Aug 2010

Archerfishes - sharpshooters of the mangroves

Archerfishes are well known for their ability to shoot a jet of water at insects in overhanging branches.  So how do they do it?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Aug 2010

First Web to classroom video conference for teachers

Educators showed teachers time-saving tips for using the Museum's website with students.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 03 Aug 2010

More news from Pelagos

Three new links from Pelagos.  Thank you Adrian!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Aug 2010

This week in Fish: Dangerous times for divers and small fishes

It's been a week of movies and blogs.  The site contains 8 new movies and links to some fantastic new material on the Web. Thank you as always to our contributors!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 30 Jul 2010

The Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools

What is the Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools and how does the Museum work with them?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 30 Jul 2010

Working with NOVA Employment

NOVA is a Disability Employment Agency, funded by the Australian Government's Department of Employment & Workplace Relations. The Museum has been actively working with NOVA since 2005 and here's what we've been up to.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 29 Jul 2010

Sixgill Shark attacks bait

A Sixgill Shark has been caught on video attacking a bait near Osprey Reef, off north-eastern Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 27 Jul 2010

Come welcome Plastiki

The day has finally come. The Plastiki will sail in through our heads and into our beautiful harbour tomorrow – Monday, 26th of July at approximately midday.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jul 2010