Latest blog entries

The Kermadec Blog and a rare Monkfish

It's lucky the Kermadec blog is so interesting and full of fabulous photos and videos, because I am seriously green with envy.

By: Amanda Hay, Category: Science, Date: 17 May 2011

Our “misty” showcases

To see or not to see? That is the question.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 May 2011

Yes, we show off too!

Students we consulted in 2010 during the development of the Birds of Paradise exhibition came to see the finished product for themselves today. What did they think?  

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 May 2011

Yet more on the crocodile case restoration

Unfortunately, not all is going to plan on the refurbishment of the crocodile case this week.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 May 2011

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