How can you tell the age and sex of a bird? Find out first hand as you dissect a specimen to identify its internal organs and help with a Museum science project.
Did you know that birds have only a single ovary, and that their testes shrink when not in use? You will learn to identify a bird’s sex and collect sterile tissue samples for future DNA analysis. At the same time, you will have an opportunity to explore the anatomical plan of birds and how it is related to life in the air.
Suitable for Stage 5.
This workshop is part of the Science Festival at the Australian Museum, which brings exciting discoveries and practical science to life with a unique program of hands-on activities, talks and explosive workshops, with a wide coverage of scientific fields and school curriculum links.
When you arrive at the Australian Museum you will find Ellie or one of our event coordinators (in a bright orange shirt) and our lovely volunteers (yellow shirts) waiting to greet you. Please see an event coordinator before going into the Museum for your activity.
For school bookings only. Minimum 15 students.
Times subject to change. Check the event timetable here for up to date session times.