New Museum for WA¦Invitation to all Young Naturalists Club members


Invitation to all Young Naturalists Club members New¦

The WA Museum invites YNC members to help us create a banksia mural which will be displayed in an exhibition in the New Museum for WA.

Join us for a two-day program during the July school holidays where WA Museum scientists and staff will guide you through an investigation in a Banksia Woodland, and through the Museum’s specimens in the Collections and Research Centre, Welshpool.

Following these investigations, you will work with an artist over a series of weekends, to create a mural of banksia woodland animals and plants.

The mural will feature as an entry piece for the Life gallery of the New Museum which showcases the unique, diverse and interconnected life that has evolved in Western Australia over millions of years.

In the future whenever you visit the Museum, you will be able to see your work and contribution to raising awareness of the fragility and beauty of our banksia woodlands.

Details for parents

This project combines learning outcomes in Science, Arts and Aboriginal knowledge, specifically Whadjuk Nyoongar knowledge, in the development of the mural.

Parent/carer permissions will be required for all fieldwork, visits to the Collections and Research Centre and art activities. Museum staff will run the programs and supervise the children. All staff have Police Clearances and Working with Children Checks. Parents will be required to pick up and drop off children at the designated locations.

A comprehensive package of details and permission forms will be provided to all participants over the coming weeks. Specific dates for the art activities will be provided once we have confirmed the details with the selected artist.

Register your interest  

To register your interest to be involved please contact either Roz Hart or Steve Page at or the Office 9228 2495.

Save the dates!

Date Time Venue
Tuesday July 3 2018 9:30am –3:30pm


WA Museum Collections and Research Centre, Welshpool
Friday July 6 2018 1:30 – 7:30pm (Night stalk included) Banksia Woodland site – final location to be confirmed. Possibly Cottonwood Reserve in Dianella.

*Times may be subject to change.

We look forward to working with you.

Arlene Moncrieff
Education Manager
New Museum Project
WA Museum

Did you know?

Perth is the only city in the world set in a natural landscape of banksia woodland providing vital habitat for many species of plants and animals. These woodlands are under threat and in need of assistance.

This Banksia Woodlands Mural Project aims to raise awareness and encourage the public to care for these special places.