Author Archives: David Milne

About David Milne

David is an international educator with thirty-five years experience of professional and strategic development, managing change and evaluating effective practice in different education and cultural sectors. David worked at the Queensland Museum (QM) for 7 years. He led the Strategic Learning team who developed many award-winning web-based learning resources and education kits. David was formerly a member of the academic staff at the University of Queensland, an international school principal and an education consultant. He is currently a freelance writer and researcher.

Vapour Trails

I have some good news, as well as sad tidings, for our regular QMTS readers; the 70 blogs written to date have received over 18,000 views since it was launched in June 2011.  There are hundreds of science blogs out … Continue reading

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New Explore-a-saurus Dinosaur Exhibition is Now Open

A new dinosaur exhibition is open to the public at Queensland Museum and Sciencentre. Explore-a-saurus has taken the place of the successful Mummy exhibition on level 2 at Queensland Museum and Sciencentre. The Learning Services team thought that teachers who read … Continue reading

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Conservation Matters: is the glass half full or half empty?

I shared some ideas in an earlier blog about how to “Teach kids to be scientifically discriminative”. This blog builds upon the idea of discussing contemporary conservation issues coupled with scientific solutions, acknowledging our influential position as teachers and parents in helping … Continue reading

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What’s On at the Museum during Science Week?

 National Science Week runs from 11th – 19th August.  There are a rich variety of activities happening around the state that showcase the wonderful world of science. Details can be found from this link. Queensland Museum has a full program … Continue reading

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Teaching kids to be scientifically discriminative

It’s the school holidays in Queensland and the seconded teachers at QM are taking a well-earned break. This provides me with an opportunity to pen a few words whilst our teaching experts are away! Science has been at the forefront … Continue reading

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Backyard Explorer North Queensland May 2012

Queensland Museum scientists will conduct free workshops this week in Atherton, Innisfail, and Cairns dedicated to assessing local biodiversity and the effect of human impact using data from insect trapping. These workshops will be funded with assistance from Landcare through Fiona … Continue reading

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New “WhoDunit” Science Exhibition at QM

The Sciencentre at Queensland Museum features a new Scitech exhibition this month. The exciting murder mystery experience Whodunit? opens on 20 January and will run until 8 July. A break-in, a body, fingerprints, and an eyewitness report means there’s a major mystery … Continue reading

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