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Carbon Footprints

How big is your footprint really?  

By: Jonathon Cant, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 09 Sep 2011

For Arts Sake! – Visiting Bali #2

Ubud is an important cultural centre in Bali.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 2

Mountains, monsoons and mosquitoes: highlights from amphibian biologist Dr Jodi Rowley's diary of her recent field trip to Central Vietnam.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2011

Welcome to the Jungle - Day 1

Mountains, monsoons and mosquitos: Highlights from amphibian biologist Dr Jodi Rowley's diary of her recent field trip to Central Vietnam.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 08 Sep 2011

Field notes with ukelele

Dr Nichola Raihani is a scientist at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and she is last year's John and Laurine Proud Fellow. She has recently completed her third annual field season at Lizard Island. During her six-week visit, she and several others formed an impromptu band and live music accompanied many a sunset, with  ukeleles, guitars, harmonicas and a marimba. Here Nikki shares her experience. (Note that Nikki is excessively modest about her achievements. She already has a paper in Science from last year's field work!)

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 07 Sep 2011

Eureka! Triumph for Carbon Neutral Events

Events, whether large or small, impact the environment—they consume a lot of resources and produce excessive waste. You can make any event carbon neutral by measuring its footprint and offsetting the impact of this through the purchase of carbon offsets.

By: Isabelle Kingsley, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 07 Sep 2011

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #1

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the last decades of the 19th century...

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

The Scott Sisters' Notebooks Revealed #2

Read selected extracts from the notebooks of the most famous natural history illustrators working in Sydney in the nineteenth century.

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

Scott sisters exhibition is now open

Spring has come to Sydney, and the Scott sisters and their delicate, detailed, extraordinary butterfly and moth paintings are on show at the Australian Museum.

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

QR Codes in 2011

Where are we now with QR Codes in museum interpretation? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Sep 2011