Palaeontology Reimagined

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Summary

Palaeontologists spend their days immersed in imagined ancient Earth, one that is covered with strange and exciting beasts from the Australovenators to tiny tetrapods. These creatures that lived millions of years ago are at once so alien and so familiar.

To create these worlds, the classic image of a palaeontologist on a dig site with a set of delicate tools is becoming increasingly inaccurate, as they spend less and less time in the field. Instead, ground-breaking technology is changing the way fossils are discovered, analysed and even visualised with the results giving us so much more information about these ancient creatures and the early earth they inhabited.

Join Queensland Museum’s Senior Curator of Palaeontology Dr Scott Hocknull, and fellow palaeontologists and discover the new palaeontological tools.

Supported by Project DIG, a partnership between Queensland Museum Network, BHP and BMA.

 

FEATURING

Scott Hocknull

Scott Hocknull

Speaker

Scott Hocknull

Scott has worked at Queensland Museum for the last 31 years, from starting as a volunteer, working with the public, and then becoming Geosciences senior curator in palaeontology. He recently...

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Alice Clement

Alice Clement

Speaker

Alice Clement

Dr Alice Clement (Flinders University) is an evolutionary biologist and palaeontologist, most interested in early vertebrates (fish and the first terrestrial vertebrates). Her work relies on modern scanning and imaging...

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Rocío Aguilar

Rocío Aguilar

Speaker

Rocío Aguilar

Rocío did her BSc/MSc at the Comahue National University (Argentina) on habitat use in geckos, and research at the National University of Cuyo (Argentina) on the thermal ecophysiology of high-altitude...

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Halina Baczkowski

Halina Baczkowski

Speaker

Halina Baczkowski

Halina is a journalist with the ABC. She’s currently onscreen co-hosting ABC’s tv ‘Movin’ to the Country’ and a journalist on ABC’s Landline. Prior to television Halina had a 20...

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SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

Dinosaurs, Climate Change and Biodiversity

This resource includes information on dinosaurs discovered recently in Outback Queensland; theories on the extinction of the dinosaurs; research into the effects of past climate change on Australia’s fauna; the evolution of Australian fauna; and the extinction of species including the Megafauna.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 4-12
Earth Space, Biology

 

 

Little Learners | Dinosaurs | Queensland Museum Network

Join our Learning Officer, Libby, as she introduces you to a very special friend – our baby Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Contains curriculum links to:
Prep – Year 2
Biology

STEM Careers: Dr Espen Knutsen, Palaeontologist

Hear from Espen Knutsen, Palaeontologist, Queensland Museum.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 5-9
Earth Space

EVENT CANCELLED

Cost

Adult $35

Concession $30

Livestream $10

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Location

Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Brisbane, QLD,

Age Recommendation

All Ages

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