[ASC-list] LAST DAY TO BOOK: Science Seminar with the Governor of Victoria, 18 May

Laura Miles editor at asc.asn.au
Wed May 12 03:24:33 UTC 2010

REMINDER: final day for bookings for the special science seminar (below).

ASC is a member of Museums Australia and members attend for $50 per person,
or $25 for concession card holders.  Book
online<http://www.mavic.asn.au/catalog/event/1029>to secure your place

Science Seminar: from lab to floor

Tuesday 18 May, Mueller Hall, National Herbarium of Victoria

Hear a compelling line up of professionals discuss issues regarding
education, the environment, research, history, collection ethics and recent
developments in science interpretation for an audience Join us on
International Museums Day for this stimulating event.

Speakers include:·

·         Governor of Victoria, Professor David de Kretser AC

·         Helen Cohn, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - on the National
Herbarium of Victoria as a centre of reference for botany

·         Dr Robin Hirst, Museum Victoria – on public engagement via radical
science exhibitions

·         Dr David Pemberton, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water
and Environment, Tasmania and

·         Brian Looker, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery - on how animals

·         Robyn Stacey, University of Western Sydney - on the discovery of
Australian flora and fauna at the founding of the Port Jackson colony

·         Professor Phillip Higgins, Retired Lecturer, Monash University and
Australia Post, and

·         Suzanne Higgins - on hands-on science provided to 1200 children
living in remote Australian communities

·         Donald Hobern, Atlas of Living Australia on classifying all
Australian species online

·         Lyndal Byford, Australian Science Media Centre – on science in the

Date: Tuesday 18 May
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: The National Herbarium of Victoria, Mueller Hall
Address: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra

Lunch and refreshments included

Limited places available for a special tour of the National Herbarium of
Victoria following the seminar.

Gold / Institutional Members $50
Silver Members $75
Associate / Non-members $100
Concession card $25

Bookings close Wednesday 12 May - book

Laura Miles
Editor, Australian Science Communicators / Executive Director, Museums
Australia (Victoria)
E-mail: editor at asc.asn.au / exec at mavic.asn.au
Tel: 03 8341 7344
Mob: 04 3269 2583
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