Join Museum Victoria staff as we virtually explore the museums, sharing their great collections and expertise.

Don’t forget as a Victorian teacher you can become a member for free providing free entry to all of the museums. https://museumsvictoria.com.au/

In 2018 we have a number of exciting virtual excursions for you and your students to participate in.

Term 1:

6th March- Dinosaurs (Primary)- 2.30-3.00pm

Paleontology made easy with Priscilla Gaff in the Dinosaur Gallery. Learn more about how we know what we know about Dinosaurs, live from Dinosaur Walk at Melbourne Museum

21st March- Cultural Diversity (Middle Years) 2.15-3.00pm

Meet the curator of the Immigration Collection, in the collection store, to find out more about migration stories during Cultural Diversity Week What’s your story? Who are your family?

27th March- Technology Over Time (middle years 5-8) 2.30-3.00pm
Find out how technology has changed over time and how the museum tries to preserve and share that story. You might even get to see the very first computer that filled a whole room!

Term 2:

22nd May-Bio-diversity Day (science) Primary 2.15-3.00pm

Meet the experts to learn more about the fascinating bio-diversity of Victoria and the fieldwork that Museum Victoria scientists undertake to document and protect it.

4th June- Beyond Perception(STEM) for Middle Years -2.15-3.00pm

Experience a virtual tour of the Beyond Perception exhibition with experts who will talk about one of the STEM areas the exhibition covers and answer questions from curious minds.

7th June- Ghandi’s Exhibition (Details TBC)

21st June-First Peoples Black Day Blood Boils (Years 9/10 and Grade 5/6) 2.15-.3.00pm

View the film Black Day, sun Rises, Blood runs and discussion with curator and storyteller outlining the dark colonial history of Victoria and its impact today

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Museums Victoria 2018 Program

Museums Victoria 2018 Program

We are pleased to support Museums Victoria in hosting virtual sessions for Victorian schools. Below you will see the current scheduled program of offerings, if you would like to register, please do so by following this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3gKvMvPvxgQ-v4zaYFhjwoGq4kUn_wsa5vpxUXtm0UbRUpQ/viewform

Term 1:
6th March – Dinosaurs (Primary) 2:15 – 3:00
Paleontology made easy with Priscilla Gaff in the Dinosaur Gallery. Learn more about how we know what we know about Dinosaurs, live from Dinosaur Walk at Melbourne Museum.
21st March – Cultural Diversity (Middle Years) 2:15 – 3:00
Meet the curator of the Immigration Collection, in the collection store, to find out more about migration stories during Cultural Diversity Week What’s your story? Who are your family?
27th March – Technology Over Time (Middle Years 5-8) 2:15 – 3:00
Find out how technology has changed over time and how the museum tries to preserve and share that story. You might even get to see the very first computer that filled a whole room!

Term 2:
22nd May – Bio-diversity Day (Primary) 2:15 – 3:00
Meet the experts to learn more about the fascinating bio-diversity of Victoria and the fieldwork that Museum Victoria scientists undertake to document and protect it.
4th June – Beyond Perception STEM (Middle Years) 2:15 – 3:00
Experience a virtual tour of the Beyond Perception exhibition with experts who will talk about one of the STEM areas the exhibition covers and answer questions from curious minds.
7th June – Ghandi’s Exhibition (Details TBC)
21st June – First Peoples, Black Day, Blood Boils (Years 9/10 and Grade 5/6) 2:15 – 3:00
View the film Black Day, sun Rises, Blood runs and have a discussion with curator and storyteller outlining the dark colonial history of Victoria and its impact today.

Astronaut Jessica Meir Ready for a Space Adventure

We’ve just been given the all clear from NASA for Jessica Meir, a trained astronaut waiting for a place to travel in space, to talk to us next Wednesday 18th Oct.  We are sorry for the short notice but this is one of those opportunities we can’t let go by. If you can join us you’ll have a once in a blue moon conversation with Jessica and provide deep learning for your students.

Jessica Meir competed a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, a Master of Science in Space and a Doctorate in Marine Biology. She works for the NASA Johnson Space Centre and was involved in human physiology research that took place on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. She also participated in research flights on NASA’s reduced gravity aircraft and was an aquanaut crew member as part of the Aquarius under water habitat for the 4th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO).

She has undergone extensive astronaut training which included intensive briefings and instructions on the International Space Station systems, space walks, robotics and water and wilderness survival training.

 

We will have two sessions, one at 12:30pm for the Secondary students and one at 2pm for Primary students. Register Register here

 

 

Astronaut stories

An amazing opportunity at Scienceworks has arisen for students all over Victoria to hear stories from the perspective of those who have ventured, worked and lived in space! Astronaut Stories Australia is a keynote series of events run by the AIAA to bring the stories, passion and inspiration of the world’s astronauts and cosmonauts to life. (Instructions on how to enter questions for astronauts to ask – to include school identification.)

Astronauts:


Dominic ‘Tony’ Antonelli:
Tony is a veteran of two space flights. He was selected as a pilot by NASA in 2000, and has spent a total of 24 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes and 35 seconds in space.

Check out the museum’s webpage for the Astronaut Stories

Register here

Dorin Prunariu
Dorin was selected for a joint space flight with the Russian cosmonaut Leonid Popov in May 1981. They completed an eight-day space mission on board Soyuz 40 and the Salyut 6 space laboratory where they completed scientific experiments.
Times: 10.30am – 11.30am and 12.30-1.30pm possibility of 1.45pm – 2.45pm

Date: 20th September

 

First Peoples Session

The Melbourne Museum is providing a virtual session showcasing some of the First Peoples exhibit from the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. This exhibit celebrates the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people and we will have the opportunity to view some of the amazing pieces, as well as speak to experts from the Museum.

The session will be on June the 6th at 2:30 and will be available via Polycom, Lync and Skype for Business.

Register to secure your place here: https://goo.gl/forms/2sCu2lTSU9dXODI52

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