Forest in the Factory: an environmental exhibition at the Butter Factory
Herbivore, Carnivore, Omnivore - do you know which group the Flying Fox belongs to? If you want to get up close to Noosa's unique biodiversity and grow your understanding of nature's boarding house, spend some time in the Forest at the Factory exhibition from 9 January-8 February.
This display of natural history was created through a partnership between the Queensland Museum's Regional development program and Noosa Council. It is designed for school-aged children and includes exhibits labelled with questions and comments to encourage curiosity, focus attention and promote inquiry.
"The displays relate to Noosa's habitats and aim to create a greater understanding of the environment. This is a timely opportunity for young people to have a fun and an interesting experience outside the classroom," said Manager of the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Bernice Childs.
"We also promise that adults will find the exhibition compelling - big people don't need a little person with them to visit".
Bernice invites you to test yourself on this one: Who am I? I look like a tree branch with my black, brown, white feathers. I am made of thick bone with holes for eyes and nose and all my teeth are alike. I have a thumb on each of my back legs. Don't know? Come along to find out.
"Animals and plants are adapted to their habitat and are interdependent with their environment," said Bernice, who hopes visitors will be prompted to get to know and value Noosa's native animals and plants as living things that provide benefits and have needs.
The exhibition will also reveal some of the threats to Noosa's biodiversity - feral and introduced animals, fire, floods, global warming, land clearing and weeds.
Forest in the Factory (free entry)
Showing 9 Jan - 8 Feb 2008
10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday.
Butter Factory Arts Centre
10 Maple St. Cooroy
Enquiries: 07 5472 0107
• Graphic to the right: exhibit from the Forest in the Factory