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Revealing the Ravenous Reptiles with Di at Gympie Bone Museum

revealing the ravenous reptiles live stem talk with di woodstock at gympie bone museum

Di Woodstock is back from her latest dinosaur adventure in Winton! This time she has logged some serious hours in the lab prepping the bones of the ravenous reptiles that have been found in the area. You’ll be fascinated to hear what it takes to get a dinosaur bone from dig to display.

Come along to Gympie Bone Museum this school holidays to meet Di and hear all about it.

Gympie local Dianne Woodstock is a woman of many talents and passions. Di has been volunteering at the Australian Age of Dinosaur digs in Winton for many years. And it’s funny who she’s run into up there this time.

This will be a Q&A with museum director Debra Cook and with plenty of space for questions and conversation. The Ravenous Reptiles exhibition with select pieces on loan from Queensland Museum will be on display. Exhibition curated by Daniel Baines.

Admission: $2 per person entry to the museum
No bookings required

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Digging with Di school holiday event at Gympie Bone Museum

Gympie local Dianne Woodstock is a woman of many talents and passions. Di has been volunteering at the Australian Age of Dinosaur digs in Winton for many years.
Gympie local Dianne Woodstock is a woman of many talents and passions. Di has been volunteering at the Australian Age of Dinosaur digs in Winton for many years.

Gympie local Dianne Woodstock is a woman of many talents and passions. Di has been volunteering at the Australian Age of Dinosaur digs in Winton for many years.

Come along to Gympie Bone Museum this school holidays to meet Dianne Woodstock and hear all about her fossil digging adventures in outback Queensland.

Learn about life at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs

You’ll be fascinated to hear what it’s like to live and work on a fossil dig for a couple of weeks and how after just one visit she was hooked for life!

This will be a casual chat with plenty of space for questions and conversation. Queensland marine fossils and ichthyosaurs on loan from Queensland Museum will be on display.

Part of our Workshop Wednesday School Holiday Event series

Wednesday 10 July from 10am

Admission: $2 per person entry to the museum
No bookings required

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Nudibranch science in the pub

science in the pub with nudibranch champion gary cobb

science in the pub with nudibranch champion gary cobb

Join us for a conversation with nudibranch champion Gary Cobb from Nudibranchs Sunshine Coast.

Nudibranchs may be the most beautiful things you never knew we had right on our back doorstep and Gary is on a mission to make sure everyone knows what to look for. Learn all about the citizen science happening to identify all the species of these fascinating little marine creatures. Hundreds of species are still being found and you could find one too!

Nudibranchs are colourful and unique and Gary has some gorgeous photos to share with us.

This is an all ages free event. The verandah at the Australian Hotel is a family friendly venue.

Register at Gympie Box Office
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Science in the Public Library is back in March

science in the library with nudibranch champion gary cobb

We’ve extended the Science in the Pub series to include a kids session at the library after school. Same great guest, same great content just a different venue and timeslot for families that don’t want to take their kids to the pub at 6pm. And this time we’ll be talking sea slugs – so gross, so cool!

science in the library with nudibranch champion gary cobb

Join us for a conversation with nudibranch champion Gary Cobb from Nudibranchs Sunshine Coast.

Nudibranchs may be the most beautiful things you never knew we had right on our back doorstep. Learn all about the citizen science happening to identify all the species of these fascinating little marine creatures.
This is an all ages free event.  Registration now open at Gympie Box Office.
This event is hosted by Gympie Regional Libraries and Gympie Bone Museum to tie in with the World Science Festival Brisbane

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Solar Science in the Pub

science in the pub a conversation with solar power champion murray keys

Join us on the verandah at the Australian Hotel Gympie for a conversation with Murray Keys from the Gympie Community Solar Association.

Murray had a long and successful career in forest science research and is now the president of the Gympie Community Solar Association which helps people assess their power bills and work out the cost-benefit analysis of fitting solar power systems to their homes. They are a not for profit group.

Murray has a particular interest in mitigating climate change as he has observed the effects on our environment and seen first hand the issues it is causing in the Pacific and Asia where a lot of forest research projects are managed as joint projects with state and federal government.

This is a Gympie Bone Museum free event sponsored by Gympie Regional STEM Hub. We just ask you to register to help us plan for catering. Drinks available at the bar.

Science in the Pub have been our most popular events and it is our pleasure to showcase the Science Superheroes of the region.

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It’s A Skin Thing workshop Saturday 12 May 2018

Register now for our free It’s a Skin Thing workshop on Saturday 12 May 2018.

We need lots of small bones for a crowd built public art piece that will be built in the museum in June.  The museum has been listed on the Gympie Regional Gallery Studio Art Trail this year and we want all our visitors to be a part of a new exhibit.

To get enough bones ready in time for the project we need a few extra hands.  This is a good opportunity to run a free skinning workshop and get it done quickly.

We’ll be skinning small, introduced species like toads and mice which have all been humanely sourced and euthanased.  All materials including gloves will be provided.  This workshop is not for the faint hearted!

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and afternoon tea will be provided.

This workshop will run from 1pm – 5pm Saturday 12 May 2018.  Numbers are strictly limited to just 12 places.  Please note this event will not be held in the museum but will be held in our workshop nearby.  Address details will be provided to participants the day before the event.