[ASC-list] Digging up worms, making whales and introducing ourselves

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Tue Aug 3 04:03:39 UTC 2010

Dear ASC'ers

Sent on behalf of Teresa Belcher and Valerie Gregory

Welcome to the August bulletin celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity (IYOB).

In this bulletin we look at the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD), the body which has been instrumental in securing funding and coordinating the national program of events for IYOB.  We introduce ourselves, IYOB coordinators Teresa Belcher and Valerie Gregory-here to help you promote your events and encourage a wide range of activities to celebrate the year of biodiversity.

We also announce the 18 winners of our third round of grants. They're digging up worms; watching shore birds, listening for bats; exploring Jurassic landscapes; making whales; studying life in a droplet; and much more.

There are 18 events taking place around the country over the next month. Highlights include a marine photo exhibition and an exploration of taxonomy in Canberra; recycled serpents and born again beasties in NSW; and mini-muses in WA.

And, we have double passes to give away for Creation, a film about Charles Darwin's crisis of confidence as he completed On the Origin of Species. Share your biodiversity tales with us and win a pass.

In September, a new multi-media campaign will bring fun to biodiversity-and bring people to our website.

For full details of events and activities near you, visit www.biodiversity2010.org.au<http://www.biodiversity2010.org.au>.

The website is open for events, blogs, essays, photos and more. Please use it to promote your own events and ideas. It is the only source of event listings for this bulletin.

We are keen to communicate with anyone with an interest in biodiversity. Please pass this bulletin on to others you think might like to receive it. See www.biodiversity2010.org.au<http://www.biodiversity2010.org.au>  for more details and to register your activities.

Our next bulletin will cover September events.

Kind regards,

Teresa and Valerie

Coordinators, International Year of Biodiversity (Australia)

Teresa Belcher (teresa.belcher at museum.wa.gov.au<mailto:teresa.belcher at museum.wa.gov.au> | tel: 08 9212 3760)
Valerie Gregory (valerie.gregory at austmus.gov.au<mailto:valerie.gregory at austmus.gov.au> | tel: 02 9320 6342)


This bulletin has been sent by Science in Public, on behalf of CAMD and the International Year of Biodiversity Coordinators.

IYOB 2010 is an initiative of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD), funded with assistance from the Science Connections Program within the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.


CAMD: a powerful network for the engagement of Australians

Introducing the IYOB 2010 coordinators

The Biodiversity Hub: have your say

Win tickets to Creation

CAMD gets creative with IYOB

Grants for biodiversity programs-round three recipients

Biodiversity conferences

Biodiversity events coming up

The full bulletin is too large to post to the list. You can read it online at http://www.scienceinpublic.com/blog/category/bulletins/biodiversity-bulletin

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