Yesterday the Manchester Museum held a themed “Big Saturday” event. This month’s theme was the Amazon Rainforest to tie in with the Johan Oldekop exhibition All Other Things Being Equal which runs until the 2nd of June 2013. The collections and visitor services teams all worked on talks, activities and events surrounding the theme.
I chose to deliver a talk about seeds that are found in the amazon rainforest. My talk covered the three main methods of dispersal plants have evolved (through wind, water and animals) and I used handling objects to make it more interactive. I also discussed the way indigenous people in the Brazilian rainforest use seeds as a sustainable way to make a living without having to turn to logging. I’ll be delivering the talk again in the future. Here are some photos from the day: