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Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: A New Reference Group

As custodians of one of the largest and most significant Pacific collections in the world, we're committed to engaging Pacific Communities.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2013

Sydney Harbour - 3000 species and counting!

Quick quiz ... how many species of animals live in Sydney Harbour? Do you know where those animals live?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2013

Natural science conservator, Silvia Da Rocha, awarded ICON internship

Australian Museum natural science conservator Silvia Da Rocha has been awarded the prestigious ICON internship for young conservators. 

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2013

Spiders Seek Spiders for Dinners, Lunches and Breakfasts

Believe it or not, our jumping spiders only eat other spiders. Can you help us feed them?

By: Mr Martyn Robinson, Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Mar 2013

Collections on the Move

We have a lot of big stuff at the Museum - finding a home for it has its problems.

By: Colin Macgregor, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2013

Citizen Science programs

Today I attended the Connected Waters Symposium at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and saw community action first hand.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Mar 2013

This week in Fish: Red Rag to a Fish

Another huge week, but not for the website.  We were too busy moving sharks and rays to a new area ... but more on that in an upcoming blog.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Mar 2013

Pacific Youth Reconnection Project: 'Bring da family to Uni'

At an important pathways to higher education event, we presented objects from our Pacific Collection and talked with future students.

By: Ms Thelma Thomas, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2013

Hot bodies protect frogs from disease

By following individual frogs in the rainforest, we reveal that hot frogs are less likely to be infected with a potentially deadly fungus.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 22 Mar 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Nobu Shirase

A Samurai of Antarctic Exploration.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2013