Virtual Lab - November

Amazing Mammals with Dr. Kenny Travouillon

Fri 20 Nov 2020

12:30pm1:00pm

Dr. Kenny Travouillon holding a taxidermy specimen in a Museum collection area

In this Lab we are looking back millions of years to species that lived long ago with the WA Museum’s Mammal Curator, Dr. Kenny Travouillon.

The Museum’s Mammal collection has over 64,000 specimens dating back to 1896.

Kenny’s work describing new species of mammals sheds light on the evolution of iconic Australian animals by looking at species who have long been extinct.

His work has contributed to our growing knowledge and discovery of marsupials including one such discovery which he named Crash bandicoot after the video game!

Submit a Question

Submit a question to Kenny by emailing education@museum.wa.gov.au by 5pm Wednesday 18 November.

Skills Development

This Virtual Lab links to the following strands of the Western Australian Curriculum:

Year 10

  • Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE230)
  • The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (ACSSU185)

How to Register

Registrations close Wednesday 18 November.

Upon registering, we’ll send you a link to access the upcoming livestream.

Register online


DrDr. Kenny Travouillon holding a taxidermy specimen in a Museum collection area

Credit: Rebecca Mansell