Museum Road Show Hits Town

April 9th 2013

South Australian  Museum staff and representatives from Flinders University visited Bordertown on the 4th and 5th  April, bringing with them the Museum Road Show.

Throughout both days they provided workshops at the Bordertown Primary and High schools. All schools in our district were invited to attend.  Other schools attending included Keith area school, Padthaway primary and Frances primary.Museum 1 museum 2

The twilight evening of discovery held on the 4th April in the civic centre was highly successful –  attended by an estimated 300 people of all ages. The evening included a dynamic interactive session on dinosaurs, as well as talks on how animals are named and one on snakes and legless lizards,which included specific information on the snakes located within a 50km radius of Bordertown. The audience learnt that we have seven snakes native to our area, plus one blind snake who lives underground and three legless lizards.1-photo

Museum staff also  provided several tables full of hands on experiments and interactive displays, including the opportunity to look at ants native to our area through a microscope. The evening was supported by market, information and food stalls including:

Bordertown Field Naturalists, Bordertown Karate Club, Bordertown Lions Club, Bordertown Rotary Club, Chefs Tool Box – Di Day,  Clayton Farm (Bring a plate display) – Vicki Eckert,  Gemi Baby – Megan Dubieniecki,  Green Farm House – Merlinda Hunt, Humble House – Rachel Rogers/Wade Neumann, Lockhart Almonds – Bevan and Grace Grosser, Melino Family Wines – Gino and Helen Melino, Party  Lite – Joanna Schutz, Tatiara District Council,  Tatiara Work Centre,  Two Fat Blokes – Pizza,  Vida Maney,  Walk Way Gallery, Wirrega Vineyards – Jeff and Suzanne Flint.

Wendy Crane

Bordertown Library

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