Science Communication Training

Before the world knew what COVID-19 was or how it would impact our lives in such an unprecedented way, our FameLab 2019 contestants were gathered together to experience the brilliance that Dallas Campbell has to offer in the way of communication training, travelling to us from the Cheltenham Science Festival’s Team in the United Kingdom. Dallas…

Illuminating Biodiversity of the Ningaloo Canyons

  We are proud to have supported this WA Museum science expedition via our Woodside Biodiversity Fund.  Scientific expeditions and new discoveries take years of planning. WA Museum Chief Scientist, Nerida Wilson, is no stranger to either but this latest Ningaloo Canyons Expedition was unlike any other the WA Museum team have been on.  Last week saw the return of the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor which took…

FameLab 2019 Finalists

2020 FameLab Australia

Designed to inspire, motivate and develop young scientists to actively engage with the public and stakeholders, FameLab aligns with the Foundation’s objective to deliver engaging community and education programs, support ground-breaking scientific research and discovery and seek additional support for funding. Entering into its seventh partnership year, the British Council and the WA Museum, supported…

Prehistoric Shark Teeth Found in Western Australia

Minderoo Grant Update Prehistoric Shark Teeth Found in Western Australia Cape Range National Park near Exmouth was once a feeding ground for some of the largest prehistoric predators that ever lived in Earth’s oceans. Western Australian Museum scientists made the discovery when they uncovered 38 teeth belonging to Carcharocles megalodon, a prehistoric shark that research…

Museum in a Container

SEE, TOUCH AND FEEL Experience the WA Museum at events all around Perth. Providing enriching and engaging activities on a range of topics, the Museum in a Container is supported by Santos Limited. Touch, feel and see exhibits up close. A great opportunity for children and families of all ages to enjoy science! ABOUT MUSEUM…

Delivering Environmental Excellence

Woodside’s social contribution strategy focuses on creating capacity through long-term, strategic investment in its communities. The Foundation for the WA Museum has developed a unique and highly successful partnership with Woodside and the WA Museum spanning an impressive 20 years. Delivering award winning education and research outcomes, the partnership has strong links to STEM (Science,…

FWAM Grants: supporting invaluable Museum projects

The inaugural FWAM Grants were awarded in 2018, thanks to the generosity of the Minderoo Foundation. Through a donation to the Foundation for the WA Museum’s Discovery Endowment Fund, the annual grants finance valuable and significant WA Museum projects, that are beyond the remit of government funding. Over the past year the WA Museum’s scientists have been beavering away on an array of projects and research.