National Science week – August 2015

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Meet the Scientists at Museum Victoria

To celebrate National Science Week in August, Museum Victoria is holding a special series of Meet the Scientists education events aimed at high school students in Years 8 to 10.
Held over four days, at Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks, the Meet the Scientists program is aimed at educating students on the varied careers and endless opportunities open to them within the world of science.

Speakers from Museum Victoria include:
Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Dr Erich Fitzgerald,
Palaeontologist, Dr Tanya Hill,
Astronomer, Dr Jane Melville,
Herpetologist, Dr Katie Smith,
Herpetologist, Dr Kevin Rowe,
Mammologist, Dr Richard Marchant,
Entomologist, Dr Rolf Schmidt,
Invertebrate Palaeontologist,
Marine Biologist, Mel Mackenzie

Dr Erich Fitzgerald, from the Melbourne Museum said “One of the most common questions students ask a scientist is ‘what do you actually do?’
The average school student understands what the day-to-day job of a lawyer, nurse or doctor involves; in these sessions we will reveal what it is that scientists do all day in their work with Museum Victoria.
Most kids haven’t had the chance to meet a scientist face-to-face before.”

During the one-hour sessions, students will hear from scientists describing their day job, and how they climbed the ranks.
Their most interesting discoveries will be explained, and students will have an opportunity to learn more with a Q & A session.

A number of sessions are also available to be live-streamed to schools in regional Victoria.

Museum Victoria’s Education and Community Programs department develops on-site programs at Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, IMAX and Scienceworks, outreach programs across regional Victoria, extensive online curriculum-related resources for teachers and students and teacher personal development programs.

Meet the Scientists at Scienceworks
Tuesday 18 August & Thursday 20 August
Session Times: 10.30am to 11.30am 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
Bookings: 03 9392 4819

Meet the Scientists at Melbourne Museum
Wednesday 19 August & Friday 21 August
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Session Times: 11am to 12pm 1pm to 2pm
Cost: $4.40 per student plus an education service fee.
Bookings: 03 8341 7767