There have been various media stories in the past few days concerning the Museum's collections. These stories relate to the recommendations of the Audit Office of NSW in the report Knowing the Collections: Australian Museum, released on 1 September 2010. Read on for further clarification and information.
This week we feature movies of three strange fishes that were on other websites. To each we have included additional information. As usual we are delighted to show movies and images from 'local' contributors. More images and fact sheets have been migrated from the old site. As always - thank you to all our contributors!
Kids Teaching Kids is an amazing program that places environmental solutions to kids, "our future." One of the founders of this program argued that famous phrase we have all heard when we were young "you are the future" with the question "why can't I be the future now?" Hence Kids Teaching Kids. Read on to learn about what one imaginative class presented...
A weird-looking fish that people have compared with Shrek, the animated character, has been filmed in Japan. The fish is an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, Semicossyphus reticulatus. It is a labrid fish (family Labridae) that occurs in China, Japan, and both North and South Korea. Australia is home to over 180 species of wrasses. Regrettably for divers, the Asian Sheepshead Wrasse is not one of them.
Although my final day approached, the remaining Museum staff would continue Science in the City for another two days, this time at the Australian Museum. This event left me quite inspired and worked with the best of people. And the buzz from the first day continued!
With great excitement, Science in the City began! New to it all, I was caught in a whirlwind of energy and lots and lots of High school kids. Find out what buzz was stirred during the first day of Science in the City (16 August).
Science in the City (which also expands to Science in the Suburbs and Science in the Bush) is a week long event aimed at High school students of all grade levels. It is designed to encourage them towards an interest in the sciences and to expose them to the diverse field of science. This is truly a marathon of heroes from the lecturers who hardly have pause between classes to the staff and volunteers that patiently control the mass of students and at the end of the day, the smiles and humor still stands.