From The Reading Room: Queensland’s Birdlife Through The Ages

LEVEL 2, THEATRE, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

Summary

Join Queensland Chief Scientist, conservation biologist and passionate bird watcher Professor Hugh Possingham along with Queensland Museum’s Dr Will Goulding and Museum Librarian Shannon Robinson and as they take you on a fascinating journey to showcase the beautiful and rare birds of Australia.

They’ll explore how libraries and museums are protecting and restoring books throughout time, and how these insights are used to help protect our precious birdlife now and into the future.

FEATURING

Hugh Possingham

Hugh Possingham

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Hugh Possingham

Professor Hugh Possingham became Queensland Chief Scientist in September 2020. He is a conservation scientist and mathematician who has held positions in the university, public and not-for profit sectors. He...

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Shannon Robinson

Shannon Robinson

Speaker

Shannon Robinson

Shannon started her career as an academic librarian at QUT in 2009 before moving into the special research library field as a librarian at QAGOMA Research Library and most recently...

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Bernie Hobbs

Bernie Hobbs

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Bernie Hobbs

Best known as a judge from The New Inventors and her many years with ABC Science, Bernie Hobbs is an award-winning science writer and broadcaster. Originally from Brisbane, Bernie is...

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Will Goulding

Will Goulding

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Will Goulding

Dr Will Goulding is an ecologist who has studied birds across three continents, working on conservation projects for government, non-government and academic institutions. He has broad ecological knowledge but is...

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SUPPORTING LEARNING RESOURCES

STEM Video: Year 5 and 6 Adaptations and the Environment

This video with Dr Paul Oliver, Senior Curator Vertebrates, Queensland Museum, demonstrates the relationship between adaptations and the environment in a real-world application.

Contains curriculum links to: 
Year 5, 6 
Biology 

On the Wing: Exploring Aspect Ratio

Explore the features and adaptations that support and enhance the flight and survival of birds. In this resource, students calculate the aspect ratio of various wings from Queensland Museum’s Mammals and Birds collection.

Contains curriculum links to: 
Year 5
Biology 

Skulls: Queensland Birds Loan Kit

This Skulls: Queensland Birds Loan Kit includes specimens such as a Tawny Frogmouth and Magpie.

Contains curriculum links to: 
All ages
Biology 

EVENT CANCELLED

Cost

Adult $18

Concession $15

Child (3-15 years) $15

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Location

Level 2, Theatre, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

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