|Out of the Glass Case Outreach Program|
|APY Lands Success Story|
|2012 So Far|
We Come To You
We understand that not everyone can come to us. The Out of the Glass Case Outreach Program is specially designed to bring the Museum to you.
- innovative outreach programs to engage children, students and adults of all ages;
- community access to the museum's stories, collections and research;
- a high level of engagement with up-to-date, scientific research;
- interactive experiences with the Museum's collections;
- face-to-face access to experts in their field;
- promotion of cultural connections, pride and leadership;
- and opportunity for discussions on career pathways in science, natural history and cultures.
The South Australian Museum is committed to providing equity and access to diverse groups within the community.
Are you interested in being a host school? We can offer a range of curriculum-linked lessons and workshops. There is no cost to host or participate in this program, which can be designed in collaboration with you to suit your local community.
Invite the museum into your school to get up, close and personal with scientists, artefacts and specimens. The hands-on experience means students can touch many of the collection items and speak directly with scientists and researchers about their work.
An Out of the Glass Case program generally consists of two school days and one community day. All schools in your local area are invited to attend. The museum will provide a team of specialised staff who will hold sessions for all year levels (Reception - Y12). It is an engaging, fun day for students and teachers alike.
Community days (also called Family Fun Days) will occasionally include evening sessions and are run for the whole community to enjoy. Access to these events are free.
If you are interested in hosting an Out of the Glass Case program, contact the Community Engagement Officer - Outreach.
The APY Lands Success
On 4-14 September 2012 the South Australian Museum's Community Outreach Program will visit the Anangu, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (APY) Landsfor two weeks. This will be the third year the Museum has engaged with Anangu communities in the State's far north. The theme for the program this year will be Explore.
We will be travelling through the Lands from east to west with nine staff, visiting six communities — Indulkana, Fregon, Mimili, Pukatja (Ernabella), Amata and Pipalyatjara. The program will also cater for 10 other communities incorporating Kenmore Park, Murputja, Watarru and Wingellina.
The South Australian Museum first visited the APY Lands in 2010, a wonderful experience for all involved, and one of our greatest success stories in community engagement activity to date. In recognition of this, the program was awarded with a Ruby Award in the Community Impact (under $100,000) category, recognising the program for giving students in remote communities a unique educational experience.
Following the success of 2010, the South Australian Museum returned in 2011, travelling to nine schools for participatory teaching sessions. The learning experience was highly personalised for the communities, and we shared our knowledge, teaching the impacts of science and research on our everyday lives.
Aboriginal people have a continuous history spanning more than 50,000 years and is one of the world's oldest living cultures. Their stories provide an irrevocable understanding of the birth of our continent, its ancient landscapes, spirituality and wonder.
The APY Lands span an area over 100,000km2 in the far north-west of South Australia. It is home to approximately 3,000 Anangu people where English is often the second or third language spoken.
2012 So Far
In June 2012, the South Australian Museum Roadshow Team showcased scientific and cultural collections and stories from the Goolwa area. Museum experts invited schools to discover the collections through workshops, giving the students the opportunity to ask questions and handle the objects.
The Roadshow also included A Day of Discovery, with public talks and a full day of one-on-one engagement with experts for the community.
This Roadshow was run in partnership with Country Arts for their biannual program, Regional Centre of Culture.
Magill Training Centre
In May 2012, we conducted a very unique Out of the Glass Case Roadshow to Magill Training Centre for Reconciliation Week.
Over three days, the young people at Magill Training Centre were engaged with workshops based around the Museum's collections: megafauna, marine invertebrates, Aboriginal cultural material, Aboriginal use of technology, and much more.
We are pleased to be able to bring our collections, research and share our knowledge with those who are unable to come to the Museum. The passion our staff have for their work really shone through, and allowed all those young people to share it too.
The Magill Training Centre is the centre for children and young people (aged 10 -18) who have been placed into criminal custody.
Supported by the Department for Education and Child Development
APY Lands Out of the Glass Case Roadshow Sponsors