APY Lands 2013


Homes and Habitats
16-20 September 2013

This year the Museum is travelling to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands visiting five schools in the region and engaging with the students and wider community. 

We’ve worked in consultation with the schools in the APY Lands to develop a program that meets the community’s needs. Programs are led by a science communicator in collaboration with a scientist to ensure the best possible science engagement for all involved. 

Some of the programs include:

  • an outback lab to learn the skills used in collection management;
  • exploration of reptile species in the surrounding environment;
  • identification and classification of natural history specimens;
  • learning about adaptations and life-cycles of invertebrate species found in arid Central Australia;
  • twilight torchlight tours and exploring ‘Google Sky’; and 
  • Tell Me a Story for children aged 3-6, exploring homes, habitats and communities through storytelling, song, poetry and movement.


Date           School
16 September   Indulkana Anangu School 
17 September   Mimili Anangu School
18 September   Fregon Anangu School
19 September   Ernabella Anangu School
20 September   Kenmore Park Anangu School


The Museum has been taking our stories, collections and research to the children and communities of the APY Lands annually since 2010.