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Podcast: Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Written by Ben Newsome on February 5th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 39 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Ever wanted to know what it's really like to work at a Dinosaur Museum? Well now's your chance as Education Coordinator & Laboratory Supervisor Steven Rumbold takes you behind the scenes at Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History. Situated in the heart of regional QLD, this museum is a thriving research facility where you and your students can join real dinosaur digs and help unearth Australi's ancient past. 

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Steven Rumbold at AAOD in front of dinosaur bone plaster jackets on racking
Uncovering Australia's ancient history!

Running dinosaur science at Australia Zoo

Written by Lia on December 3rd, 2015.      0 comments

The Fizzics team in QLD were so excited to be invited to join the celebrations at Australia Zoo on 1st December. Not only were we celebrating Bindis’ awesome win of the US Dancing with the Stars (how amazing was she?!), but it was Robert Irwin’s 12th birthday! 

We packed the Fizzics ute with as many fossils as we could fit in the back as well as all of the ingredients to make A LOT of dino snot... just 'cause we can...

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Australia Zoo front sign

Palaeontology at Australia Zoo!

Teaching Topics: Dinosaurs , events, outreach , scicomm, teaching

Distance learning at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Written by Ben Newsome on June 11th, 2014.      0 comments

On leaving Indianapolis I dropped into Cleveland to visit a hive of activity in the science education via video conferencing world.

My first stop was with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, situated within the University Circle district not far from downtown Cleveland. On entering the building I was greeted by Lee Gambol, an exuberant and knowledgeable science presenter who spearheads over 30 video conference science programs 

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Vinnie cam!

Distance learning with dinosaurs; a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum

Written by Ben Newsome on May 28th, 2014.      0 comments

Buried in the Alberta badlands is the old coal mining town of Drumheller; a place I could not miss on this Churchill Fellowship as it is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, a world class dinosaur museum and a major producer of distance learning content via video conference.

After flying from Los Angeles to Calgary I jumped in a hire car and headed off to dinosaur country...

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T-Rex in Alberta

On the dinosaur trail with Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum

Written by Ben Newsome on September 15th, 2012.      0 comments

Over the past year Fizzics has been working with the Sydney Chapter of Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum on a concept of bringing AAOD to Australian schools through video conferencing and outreach.

In August I was lucky enough to be invited along to visit a AAOD dinosaur dig in Winton, QLD.

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Bronze statue of Banjo
Meeting 'Banjo'!
Teaching Topics: Dinosaurs, edchat, museums, outreach , scicomm, STEM

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