Registration is now open for the science conference at Mackay State High School April 7 & 8
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This little piggy was never going to make it to market, unfortunately.
Born without part of its skull and the brain or fluid protruding, it’s the only one we’ve ever seen here. As far as we can tell everything else is completely normally developed, but you won’t really know until you perform a necropsy.
I have asked around for a name for this condition and if the Twitterverse sends one back to me I will post an update. In the meantime, if you would like to hear about these special specimens when they do pop up then join our What’s in Miss Vivi’s Freezer mailing list.
This workshop morning is aimed at secondary school teachers and lab techs and will focus on a stillborn piglet specimen which is suitable to use in teaching any of the body systems core units of the Australian National Curriculum. The workshop will include a hands on dissection as well as an introduction to anatomical colouring-in resources as teaching tools.
With most of the Uni’s closing or downscaling their animal breeding houses it has become very difficult to secure a good supply of rats for dissection. The sensible and ethical alternative is a stillborn piglet from Dissection Connection.
The session will be focused on giving teachers the knowledge and confidence to enrich their lessons, giving lab technicians the tools to assist and support their teaching colleagues with incorporating specimens like these into their lesson plans and, in the long run, engaging students more by enriching their learning.
Each participant will also receive a certificate of participation to include in their professional development dossier.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands on our pound of flesh. I look forward to meeting you ‘in the flesh’ and hope we can deliver a workshop to remember.