Dinosaurs, skeletons, tea and cake: VC Community Open Day Sunday 23 July: come explore the Natural History Museum

Published On July 13, 2017 | By Luke | News, Opportunities and Events

The Vice Chancellor’s Community Open Day will be held on Sunday  23rd Jul 2017 – 9:00am 3:00pm at the Agricultural Education Building – W077
Every year the Vice-Chancellor welcomes the community to join her in a different area of the campus and this year she is showcasing the new home for UNE’s Natural History Museum.

What’s happening on the day

Hands-on activities for children (and grownups) outside and in our laboratories all day.
Talks by UNE experts every half hour from 10 am2 pm:
10.00 am Dr Romina Rader and Dr Manu Saunders — Pollinators and Pollination
10.30 am A/Prof Nigel Andrew — Assessing insect responses to climate change
11.00 am Dr Mark — The ‘Hobbit’: Our human cousin from Flores, Indonesia
11.30 am A/Prof Karl Vernes — Jaguars and Pumas in Mexico
12.00 noon Dr Mark Moore in the laboratory — Handaxes and arrowheads: A demonstration of stone tool-making
12.30 pm Dr Steve Debus — Birds
1.00 pm Prof Fritz Geiser — Zoology
1.30 pm Dr Jean Holley — Dung beetles and the environment
Tea, water and cakes – free all day
Sausage sizzle — gold coin donation for charity — run by students from a UNE College
Café 77 open 10 am – 3 pm.

Competition details

There is also a competition! Children can participate to  win a night at the Museum on Saturday 12 August 2017.

4 children (8–10 yrs) — each winner gets to invite a friend of a similar age. A parent can come along too if they want.
4 children (11–14 yrs) — each winner gets to invite a friend of a similar age for an overnight stay.

For more information, contact Sarah Burrows at sburrow9@une.edu.au or on 6773 3217.

Source: S Burrows

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