30 January 2017
The Otago Museum hosted its first Hot Yoga class in the Tropical Forest this month, with participants surrounded by lush flora and hundreds of beautiful exotic butterflies as they gently worked their way through a hatha yoga class in the sublime 28°C temperatures. The yoga class was held to support an interactive display at the Museum – Well balanced: Improving strength and balance at any age, but proved so popular that it is likely more will be offered in the near future.
24 January 2017
Dunedin is cementing a reputation as the wildlife and scientific capital of New Zealand, with the 9th World Congress of Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) in 2020 the city’s latest successful conference win. This follows Dunedin’s successful bid for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) & Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG) Joint Conference in 2018 – the first-ever meeting of the world’s leading researchers responsible for the care of natural history collections in the Southern Hemisphere.