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Meet the Scientists

Source: Museum Victoria.

Melbourne Museum is inviting teachers and students to “Meet the Scientists” this year in its National Science Week Program for Schools.


The Museum is home to a wide range of scientists, including astronomers, palaeontologists, mammalogists, ornithologists, herpetologists, entomologists and marine biologists.

At the four-day Program, held at two different venues, students will have the chance to hear from four scientists about what their day job is, how they got there, their latest and greatest scientific discoveries, and ask them questions.

According to the Museum, the Program is best suited for students in Years 8–10.

Students invited to hear from scientists

It said each session would showcase at least four speakers from Museum Victoria’s Science Department from a variety of scientific fields, and speaker details would be announced soon.

Talks will be held on Tuesday, 18 August and Thursday, 20 August at Scienceworks in Spotswood.

Times offered are 10.30–11.30am and 12.30–1.30pm, with bookings available on (03) 9392 4819.

Sessions will also be held on Wednesday, 19 August and Friday, 21 August at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton.

Times offered are 11am–12pm and 1–2pm, with bookings available on (03) 8341 7767.

The cost of the sessions is $4.40 per student plus an education service fee.

The Museum said a number of sessions would be live-streamed.

Schools interested in participating in these sessions should email chocking@museum.vic.gov.au, as places may be limited.

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