Dinosaur rEvolution!

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the opening of the new travelling exhibition at the South Australia Museum, “Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival”.

There were a lot of old favourites there, but also some refreshing interpretations incorporating recent discoveries about dinosaur skin and ornaments, and some of the spectacular forms coming out of China (spoiler: there are lots of feathers, quills, spikes and horns to be seen.)

A great feature that I enjoyed was the abundance of skeleton casts that were available to touch (gently). I think the tactile experience is very important in Museum exhibitions – for adults and children alike. However, it was a little disappointing that I didn’t manage to find any Australian material on show.

The exhibition was put together by Luis V. Ray and Gondwana Studios, and is at the SAM until early May. I think it’s sure to be a hit with all of those dinosaur-obsessed little ones out there!


SciPub: Evolution

Are you currently in Adelaide and interested in Evolution?

If the answer is yes, then you should come on down to “Science in the Pub:Evolution” tomorrow night.

The Science in the Pub group put on FREE public monthly meetings that are, as the name suggests, all about science and held IN THE PUB. It’s a great way to learn something fascinating while enjoying a cold bevvie or two (and in this heat, we deserve it!)


From their website: “SciPub is to make science engaging and accessible to the public. Each panel consists of three experts who deliver short, 10-15 minute presentations on their area of expertise and then discuss questions from the audience via a moderator.”

Date: Friday 9th Feb

Time: 5:30pm for a 6pm start

Place: Rob Roy Hotel, Halifax Street, Adelaide.


The panellists for #SciPubEvolution are:

Prof Mike Lee – Flinders University and SA Museum

Prof Stephen Donnellan – University of Adelaide and SA Museum

Dr Laura Weyrich – University of Adelaide


Hope to see you there!

FUPS (Flinders Uni. Palaeo. Society)

As a member of the Research Group in the Palaeontology Group at Flinders University,  I had my profile featured on the Flinders University Palaeontology Society (FUPS) website today.

I talk about how I got into palaeo in the first place, and how my career has progressed thus far (and a few funny old photos too).

Read it here: http://flinderspalaeosoc.org/research-group-profile-dr-alice-clement/


The society gives members the opportunity to participate in hands-on palaeontological research, from field trips to workshops and fossil preparation in the lab. And the best bit is, you don’t have to be a student to be a member! It is a wonderful way to get learn more and meet like-minded people.

For more information, check them out: http://flinderspalaeosoc.org/