Join Museums 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/

Register now for term 3 and share these opportunties with your teacher collegues! For further information

Term 3:

24th July- Dinosaur Walk at Melbourne Museum (Primary)- 2.00-2:45pm

Palaeontology made easy with Melbourne Museum’s Life Sciences Program Coordinator, Priscilla Gaff.

Join us live from the Dinosaur Walk at Melbourne Museum as we explore how prehistoric animals lived as we get up close with skeletons of dinosaurs, flying reptiles and giant extinct mammals. You will see real dinosaur eggs, virtually walk alongside a long necked dinosaur and discover what they looked like when they were alive.

13th August- Nasa Scientiests at Scienceworks (Primary and Secondary)

To celebrate National Science Week we have a special virtual learning event with NASA Scientists live from Scienceworks.

Find out about other worlds in our Universe and hear from NASA’s Planet Hunters – scientists working on the Kepler and Cassini missions that explore planets in our solar system and beyond. Kepler is a space observatory that was sent to space to search for Earth-sized exoplanets (planets outside our Solar System) in or near habitable zones that could potentially support life. The Cassini spacecraft was sent to Saturn to investigate the planet’s atmosphere, its rings and moons, ending its mission by taking a memorable deep dive (literally!) into the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings, all the while sending new data back to Earth.

Join us for this once in a blue moon conversation which will provided a rare opportunity for your students to engage with expert scientists from NASA.    


6th September- Cultural Diversity at the immigration Museum (Primary students)

Go behind the scenes and meet Senior Curator Migration & Cultural Diversity, Moya McFazdean in the Humanities collection store.

Find out how small objects can share big stories and can teach us about Australia’s migration history. Join us to explore the themes of identity and belonging as we learn the stories of people from different places who have made Australia home.

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. Completed!

 

FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2018, 2.15PM-3.00PM
SUITABLE FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

Meet Dr Jake Owens, a researcher at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China! Dr Owens features in the giant screen IMAX documentary PANDAS 3D. Dr Owens works as part of an international team of scientists who are developing a program to release captivity-born giant pandas into the wild. Learn about his field research and conservation efforts in this special one-off virtual learning session. Completed

 

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 Completed

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Giant Panda Conservation-Great opportunity for primary students!

Giant Panda Conservation-Great opportunity for primary students!

Giant panda conservation with biologist Dr Jake Owens

FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2018, 2.15PM-3.00PM
SUITABLE FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

Meet Dr Jake Owens, a researcher at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China! Dr Owens features in the giant screen IMAX documentary PANDAS 3D. Dr Owens works as part of an international team of scientists who are developing a program to release captivity-born giant pandas into the wild. Learn about his field research and conservation efforts in this special one-off virtual learning session. Register here 

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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