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How to use Facebook as an educator

 Teachers shouldn't shy away from using Facebook ... and neither should museum educators.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 13 May 2011

Water and Climate Change quiz

Water is precious, we all know that but how much do you really know about water and how climate change will impact on our future water resource?

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 10 May 2011

This week in Fish: Baby Batfish

It was another big week with heaps of new fishy content added to the site.  Two of the highlights were the spotting of juvenile Roundface Batfish in Sydney Harbour and the addition of a stunning Halimeda Ghostpipefish image.  Follow the links below to read more about these and other happenings.  This will be the first and last Fish Bits post for May.  I will be participating in the Kermadec Islands expedition (more below) until early June.  Thank you as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 May 2011

Stripping the crocodile case

Furniture conservator Ray Gurney's first challenge is to strip the crocodile case back to its base wood layer.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 May 2011

Batfish in Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour doesn't immediately spring to mind when you think of tropical fishes. That's why we were recently surprised to hear about juvenile Roundface Batfish that have been seen near Clifton Gardens and in Parsley Bay, in the outer harbour.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 May 2011

Announcing the Fashion Less Waste 2011 finalists

Which lucky entrants are finalists in Fashion Less Waste 2011: Birds of Paradise?

By: Jane Johnston, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 May 2011

21 Free Web Tools for Educators

The latest from Edublogs: 21 free web tools for educators 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 04 May 2011

Tablets and mobile shopping: what’s the connection?

The world is getting smaller – and so are our computers. What does this mean?  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 May 2011

Shark blood production

In what part of the body is a shark's blood made? This was the subject of an enquiry that was recently sent to the Australian Museum.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 May 2011