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Museum2you on the road

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 28 Aug 2012

Museum2you programs and events across NSW are paving the way to a healthier planet.

Museum2you Backyard Biodiversity workshop 1

I. Kingsley © Australian Museum

Backyard Biodiveristy Workshop

The Museum2you boxes have hit the road running since the official opening of the program in May 2012. In the last few months, boxes have visited Orange, Blue Mountains, Hunter’s Hill, Fairfield, Albury, Hurstville Mosman, Lake Macquarie and Wyong and will be on their way to Canterbury, Gosford, Narrabri and Wagga Wagga (just to name a few).

Host organisations have been busy putting on events in their communities. In Hunter’s Hill, over 20,000 people attended the Moocooboola Festival where staff at the Museum2you exhibition taught people about climate change and what actions they can take to help reduce their impact on the planet.

The Hurstville City Museum & Gallery organised a plethora of activities ranging from an official Museum2you exhibition opening, a lunchtime sustainability talk by council staff, kids crafts using recycled materials, a workshop to learn how to identify bugs and test water quality, a bus tour of sites in the local area that make an important contribution to the sustainability of the LGA and an environmental awareness poster competition for kids.

With all this exciting stuff going on around NSW, the message is getting out — the climate is changing, life on Earth is affected and we all need to do something about it.