Celebrating Women in Science
The KZN Museum celebrated Women’s Day on Wednesday 08 August. The event celebrated Women in Science. The two guest speaker were Dr Kirstin Williams, Chief Curator of Arthropoda at the KZN Museum and Miss Nomandla Ngcoya, founder of Dlamini Chemicals. Dr Williams addressed the learners about her work at the Museum as an Entomologist and gave a very enlightening presentation on Forensic Entomology. Ms Ngcoya addressed the learners about her journey about career choices since she was in high school and how she came to study chemistry. The Cedara Soil Science Department, UKZN Science Department and Olwazini Discovery Centre were also present at the event and showcased the different work/programmes that they run in their institutions.
National Science Week meeting the Public
NSW2018# Taking the Museum to the public. The Liberty Midlands Mall provided the Museum with a space for the duration of National Science Week to bring NSW to the public. The exhibition was very well received by the public who showed an interest in the Museum and in science.
National Science Week Day 4
Day 4 was all about "Education in Action, empowering our science educators to empower and inspire the learners!". Subject advisors from the Department of Education spent the morning with a group of life science educators. They did dissections of organs as well as did a bit of microsope work, annotate drawings, learnt how to calculate magnification and other really cool scientific experiments. The information sharing was for the benefit of learners in grades 10 and 11. #kznmuseumSAASTA
National Science Week Day 3
National Science Week Day 3 at the KZN Museum was all about making science fun. Learners spent the morning with Fun Science Secret Lab - Pty Ltd and had such a blast with all the super cool fun science experiments. Thanks to Katya for making science so much of fun for the learners. The learners were shown how to make a volcano and geyser using the simplest of ingredients. Have you ever heard of a balloon kekab? Well, it can be done, you just can't eat it! It was truly an interactive session where the learners got to do the experiments and just have fun.
Did you know that the KZN Museum has two venues that can be hired for meetings/workshops/conferences and even birthday parties? We cater for large or small groups, for various types of gatherings at very affordable rates.
National Science Week Day 2
NSW2018# Day 2 was so much of fun. The theme was "telling a story with waste". The grade 10 and 11 learners interacted with Museum archaeologists and learnt about how technology and innovation influenced people's lives in the past. Learners then participated in a practical exercise called "The Rubbish Prac". Waste from different environments including items from the past were laid out on table. The learners then had to go through the waste items, like a detective would, piecing together information about people from the clues they found in the rubbish. At the end of the exercise each group presented their findings and they had so much of fun in the process. #kznmuseum
National Science Week NSW2018#
The KZN Museum hosted National Science Week for the first time this year. Learners who visited the Museum in this week discovered the world of natural science and spent a morning with scientists from our Entomology, Malacology and Oligochaetology departments. They learnt about specimen processing and preparation. #kznmuseum NSW2018#