April school holiday program: Wonders from the Earth

During the school holidays our lawns and galleries would usually be alive with school children. In April the South Australian Museum saw a very different school holiday program, as it was closed due to COVID-19. Instead we opened our virtual doors to bring the wonders of the South Australian Museum to you at home with our first digital school holiday program.

Each day from Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April we brought you a new school holiday program-based video to celebrate Wonders from the Earth and provided special activities that you can still engage with here!

Spriggina fossils from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia

Get rocks and fossils identified

Our Discovery Centre team is here to help. Send us your photos of rocks and fossils to be identified by our experts, Linda and James.

Spriggina fossil colouring in sheet preview

Colour-in a fossil

Time to get those pencils and textas out and colour in a rare South Australian fossil!

Mike Gemmell talking to videographer Tom Smeets about fossils. Mike has a green shirt on and has fossils in front of him. He looks a bit stern but is actually very friendly and kind

Fossil hunter

On Tuesday 21 April...

Mike Gemmell, the former Discovery Centre Manager, led us on a journey to unearth clues about what to look for when hunting for fossils.

A happy fossil researcher stands in front of a rocky range with a cap on and camera around his neck

Meet a rock star

On Wednesday 22 April...

We travelled back in time 550 million years ago with a real-life rock star, to explore Ediacara fossils, which are the oldest complex forms of life on Earth.

An artist with a black t-shirt and red dress on looks closely at pantry ingredients so she can teach children how to create their own paint

Making paint

On Thursday 23 April...

We used all of the goodies in our kitchen cupboards and headed outside for inspiration to make our own paint.

A woman in a black top holding a bilbie toy talks with young children about science

Early years: Minerals

On Friday 24 April...

Emma from Young Explorers (a program designed for three to five year olds) shared with us her favourite rock from middle Earth.

Make sure you follow us on social media for other fun facts - you'll find us on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The School Holiday Program is part of the Museum Alive Series made possible by Beach Energy.

The Wonders from the Earth school holiday program is made possible by the Department for Energy and Mining.

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