The Australian National Maritime Museum and Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney will offering a joint video conference for year 3 and 4 students History and Science.
Cook and Banks: Charting the rumoured great Southern Landis a free video conference which will outline Cook and Banks voyage on the HMB Endeavour. It will be presented by our curator Kieran Hosty and Mary Bell from Royal Botantical Gardens Sydney.
The video conference will investigate the story behind Cook and Banks’ voyage to the rumoured great Southern Land and include topics such as:
The reason behind the momentous voyage.
The voyage and conditions on board the HMB Endeavour.
Cook’s role as a cartographer and navigator.
Banks’ scientific contribution to the voyage and how his legacy began the Royal Botanic Gardens’ Herbarium collection.
Learn how scientists classify plants and try your hand at botanic illustration.
The enduring outcome of the voyage and how it changed Australian history.
What happened the HMB Endeavour?
We will be offering six sessions of the Cook and Banks virtual excursion. The sessions will be offered onDART connections 3rd and 4th May at 10.00am, 11.30am and 2.00pm
— Anne Doran, Education Officer.
Find out more about our education programs on our website.
Join wacky expert Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean for World Environment Day. Image: ANMM.
Join wacky expert Professor Pufferfish and field agent Greene McClean will find out what happens to the rubbish we leave behind. If it finds its way into our drains and waterways it can affect our wildlife and our environment. During this virtual excursion students work with our intrepid investigators to work out how we can all help in a practical way.
Detail from the cover of Jeannie Baker’s new book ‘Circle’. Image: Jeannie Baker.
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The Australian National Maritime Museum marked the WWI armistice with its Remembrance Day event, November 2014. MV Krait is pictured with wreaths.
One of the things I love the most about working at the Australian National Maritime Museum is the ability to collaborate with other people on amazing projects. The education team have a project coming up soon that I am very excited about.
It all started with an exchange with David Foley (Manager of NSW DART Connections) and Paul Heinz from Hawaii’s Arizona memorial now known as the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Both thought it would be valuable to link students in the United States and Australia around the topic of the World War II with a focus on the conflict in and around the Pacific Ocean. The museum became involved after we were approached to tell the Australian story, thus the collaboration formed.