John La Salle shows a young student some of the features of the Atlas

QLab is a dynamic and experimental environment within the fabulous Questacon Science Centre in Canberra. It not only allows you to ask questions and find your own answers, it is constantly evolving to keep up-to-date with the scientific world (taken from the QLab website). On April 15 and 16, the Atlas Director, John La Salle was asked by the QLab staff to show Questacon visitors the many different uses of the Atlas in a fun, exciting and interesting way. John was up for the challenge. All he needed was a computer and a data projector and he was ready to demonstrate the many abilities and features the Atlas has to offer, to all those who came along.

School children, parents  and the general public alike could look up the known species which have been identified in there street, suburb or town. They were also able to search for those plants and animals that they have always wanted to identify in their neighbourhood. This is made possible as the Atlas has now aggregated over 39 millions records on where species live in Australia from many different collections (particularly Australia’s Museums and Herberia) as well as a rich range of photographs. 
Have any questions about how to use the Atlas feel free to email our team at support@ala.org.au or if you want the Atlas team to give demonstrations at your workplace or to your community organisation you can contact us at info@ala.org.au

 

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The Atlas of Living of Australia team have updated the look and layout of our blog and news ‘Email Alerts.’ 

If you’d like to receive these alerts in your inbox and as they are posted, go to the My Alerts section on the homepage and enable the ‘blog and news’ tab, you may need to sign up to do this, if you haven’t already.

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