Mon 16 Aug 7pm - Our Treasured Earth: Free event - a panel discussion exploring science, climate change, and caring for our home planet from First Peoples' and researchers' perspectives. TICKETS HERE - free.
Sat 21 Aug 2pm to 3.15pm Online/Zoom connection $5 - Fieldwork Treasure - Museums Victoria scientists talk about valuable discoveries from the field and collections. TICKETS HERE.
For full information on each presentation, follow the links. To explore the full program, head to the website.
The science staff will be taking over live social media. Experts on entomology and arachnology, astronomy, marine invertebrates and palaeontology will be stealing the show this year on Twitter and Insta accounts with live takeovers and daily 10 second science challenges. You'll find the full schedule HERE. You'll also find links to Museums Victoria and Melbourne Museum's Insta and Twitter, so be sure to follow to be notified when the scientists go live. A 10 second science challenge will be posted every day at 12pm, and you'll find the link to check out who is taking the challenge. If you have any specific questions to do with stars, spiders, or sea cucumbers, you're in luck. Ask a Question here and tune in during the live takeovers to hear the answer.
For science videos, articles, and educational content, see here. There's also a statewide vote to choose Victoria's state fossil emblem. Which of the 8 candidates will win? Learn more and vote here. Which fossil will you vote for? Left to right, top to bottom row - see pic below.
Baragwanathia - first giant of the plant world
Pelagornis - giant toothed bird of Bayside
Isograptus victoriae - fossil animal colony formed 'V' for Victoria
Bishops whitmorei - tiny mammal among Victoria's dinosaurs