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Short film about a plastic bag

This film follows the life of a plastic bag until it reaches the South Pacific Gyre.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 12 Apr 2010

This week in Fish: Tasselled Anglerfish and rockclimbing fish

This week we feature a fantastic image of the Tasselled Anglerfish, we watch a Blackspot Tuskfish doing its thing, look at juvenile fish rockclimbing and as always point to new fishy content.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Apr 2010

Bugwise for Schools is coming

On 22 April we will be launching the Bugwise for Schools. Offering free online tools for exploring the environment and engaging in scientific practice with your class, here's how some of the many schools who helped us develop the toolkits have used Bugwise in their classroom - How will you?

By: Dr Sophie Lieberman, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Apr 2010

How do you use Bugwise?

The Web2Spider workshops were developed and delivered as part of many of our outreach programs. Feedback from teachers has deeply informed the development of the project. How do you use Bugwise?

By: Dr Sophie Lieberman, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Apr 2010

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing has started again for 2010.  Schools can access the Museum's collections and staff through a series of video conferences.  

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 06 Apr 2010

One Day Without Shoes

Thursday is ‘One Day Without Shoes’ day, a day to spread awareness about children developing preventable feet conditions. By not wearing shoes for one day gives you the opportunity to walk in the steps of these children in developing nations.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 06 Apr 2010

Plastiki expedition update

The journey of Plastiki is well underway and things are looking positive!

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 06 Apr 2010

The breakdown of the world’s water content

Why is water so precious? Because only a small percentage, 0.08% of the world’s water can be used for domestic use.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 06 Apr 2010

Exciting new ways of exploring biodiversity

The Museum is developing new ways to explore and interpret images of biodiversity.

By: Paul Flemons, Category: Science, Date: 31 Mar 2010

New Teachers' e-newsletter published

Our first e-newsletter has now been published informing teachers about events, exhibitions, onsite and offsite programs and competitions specifically for teachers and their students.

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 31 Mar 2010