Meet our Scientists

Visit the Discovery Centre to find out about our weekly Meet our Curator program.

During National Science Week 2013, Meet our Scientist was hosted daily in the Discovery Centre. The program for that week is listed below.

Explore our collections and research with Meet our Scientist. Each session a different curator will bring objects and specimens from the Queensland Museum collection stores down to the Discovery Centre. They will take you on a unique journey of discovery, where you can get up close with museum objects and specimens, uncover the amazing discoveries and work of our scientists and share your own stories and experiences. Visit the Discovery Centre for more details.  

10:30am – 11:30am and 1pm – 2pm
Monday 12th – Friday 16th August 2013
Free admission
Discovery Centre, Level 3

Monday 12 August

  • 10:30am – 11:30am Dr Chris Burwell - My Bug's bigger than your Bug with some of Australia's insect giants.
  • 1pm – 2pm Dr Robert Raven -  Amazing Arachnids, including live Spiders, Scorpions and other arachnids,

Tuesday 13 August

  • 10:30am – 11:30am Dr John Healy and Darryl Potter – Sea shells and their makers, including colourful cowries, spiny snails and deadly cones.
  • 1pm – 2pm Dr Jessica Worthington Wilmer – Modern Museums Do DNA. Genetic research on Queensland’s biodiversity.

Wednesday 14 August

  • 10:30am – 11:30am Dr Andrew Amey and Patrick Couper – Snakes of Brisbane, including venomous species like Coastal Taipans and Eastern Brown Snakes
  • 1pm – 2pm Dr Andrew Amey and Patrick Couper – Museum Collections with a focus on Reptiles and Frogs.

Thursday 15 August

  • 10:30am – 11:30am Peter Davie and Darryl Potter – It’s a Crab’s World After All. From Sand Crabs to giant isopods and delicate jewel crabs.
  • 1pm – 2pm Jeff Johnson – Bony Fish and their skeletons.

Friday 16 August

  • 10:30am – 11:30am Dr Christine Lambkin – Which Bugs are Bugs? Learn to identify which insects are bugs.  
  • 1pm – 2pm Dr Merrick Ekins – Sessile Marine Invertebrates, including unusual and interesting underwater life forms.

Topics may be subject to change.



Event Details

12 August 2013 10:30 AM - 16 August 2013 02:00 PM
Discovery Centre, Level 3

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