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New Biodiversity Partnership for Queensland Museum

New Biodiversity Partnership for Queensland Museum
May 14, 2015

Queensland’s unique biodiversity is the focus of a landmark $1.4 million partnership between Queensland Museum and BHP Billiton.

The new biodiversity partnership, the largest corporate partnership to date for the Museum, aims to communicate the importance and value of Queensland’s precious biodiversity.

Commenting on the partnership, Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk stated “Queensland has five World Heritage listed sites, along with Australia’s greatest number of different species and the widest range of habitats, and understanding more about our environment is important to every Queenslander.”

The Premier said the partnership would deliver three key projects to share the story of Queensland’s vast biodiversity, adding “we will see a fantastic new exhibition opening at Queensland Museum in 2016 chronicling our biodiversity.

“The Museum will also produce a range of hands-on learning resources, to be made available to Queensland schools, which compare and contrast characteristics, habitats, lifecycles and food webs.

“And there will be a new Biodiversity Youth Ambassador Program for Year Seven students, focused on encouraging science-based discovery and learning.”

Queensland Museum Network Chief Executive and Director, Professor Suzanne Miller, said Queensland was one of the world’s most diverse natural environments.

Professor Miller stated “we are thrilled to be working with BHP Billiton, particularly on the Wild State gallery where we can showcase the incredible diversity of Queensland’s natural wonders with specimens from our State Collection.”


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