The Out of the Glass Case program is an innovative initiative to support lifelong learning in all communities. It brings the Museum to regional, rural and remote areas of South Australia.
The programs are specifically tailored to each community, allowing them to access the Museum’s stories, collections, research and science.
Our next program will see us travel to Leigh Creek and the Oodnadatta Track! Come and visit us at the Leigh Creek Cinema Complex on Saturday, 20 May 2017.
6-7pm - Professor James G. Gehling, PhD, AO. will present a Regional Sprigg Lecture: ‘Famous Flinders Ranges Fossils’. View the brochure here.
Our team will spend Friday 19 May at the Leigh Creek Area School, before a team of our palaeontologists take the students on an excursion to Ajax Mine.
We will also visit Maree Aboriginal School on 22 May, Oodnadatta Aboriginal School on 23 May and Mintabie Area School on 24 May.
In 2010, Out of the Glass Case expanded its program to include an annual visit to the Anangu, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the State’s far north. This area is extremely remote and English is often the second or third language spoken.
The APY program was awarded a Ruby Award in 2010 for Community Impact (under $100,000). The program provided a unique science experience for this disadvantaged area, catering for 10 communities including Indulkana, Fregon, Mimili, Pukatja (Ernabella), Amata, Pipalyatjara, Kenmore Park, Murputja, Watarru and Wingelina.
The Museum visits the APY Lands ever year, bringing with us scientists, educators, new discoveries, enagaing experiences, and of course, a fun learning experience for all involved.
The Out of the Glass Case Program is specially designed to bring the Museum to you. We understand that not everyone can come to us.
If you are interested in becoming a host school for your community, please contact us.
There is no cost to host or participate in this program. By hosting or participating, you are giving students and the wider community the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with natural science and engage with scientists leading in their field.
The program provides:
- 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.