Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum

Contact
Penny Packham

Address
224 Howick Street, Bathurst, NSW, 2795

Email
penny.packham@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

Phone
02 63315511

Fax
02 6331 5986

Scattered Bones is a national award winning video conference earth science/writing module presented by the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum (Bathurst NSW) and author and literacy consultant Paul Stafford. The program is a unique combination of palaeontology and literacy skills development that delivers a fun and interactive combination of writing skills and dinosaur-themed workshops. Modules available: Tea with Uncle Bill. Indigenous Studies and Wiradyuri lifestyle. Join us for an open mic Q&A between Wiradyuri Elder, Dinawan Dyirribang, also known as Uncle Bill Allen and children's author Paul Stafford. Topics include the traditional Wiradyuri lifestyle and customs introduction to traditional Wiradyuri culture, hunting, lifestyle and beliefs. Scattered Bones – a 5 session creative writing module using the T.rex as inspiration for narrative writing T.rex vs the Text Types – a 5 session module introducing students to 5 different text types (Narrative, persuasive text, recount, procedure and advertising) Mum, this T.rex followed me home. Can I keep him? - A three week module building skills in writing persuasive texts Script writing – a five week module assisting students to build a script for a short film. Dinosaur Tales - a 3 week narrative writing module for Stage 1 designed to build basic writing skills. The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection, the lifetime work of Warren Somerville and features some of the finest and rarest examples of minerals and fossils in the world, including a Tyrannosaurus rex (T.rex) skeleton, Australia's largest collection of fossils in amber, fossil dinosaur eggs, a large collection of opalised fossils and spectacular minerals from around the world. Awards won by the Scattered Bones Program Winner of 2011 National MAGNA Award Winner of 2010 IMAGinE Award. (Education) Winner of 2011 Local Government & Shire Association Award (Public Programs)


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