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Awesome Accreditation

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Over the period of the last few months of 2017 ENHM has been working hard to get accredited with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP). And after this period ENHM is now a member of this program. This week we sat down with a representative from the ATAP team to assess and finally award us our shinny green tick of approval. The process included each document of importance at the museum to be uploaded and checked towards the national accreditation standards. Accreditation now opens up opportunities for the museum to be in the running for prestigious awards at the Australian and Regional Tourism Award Ceremonies.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between megafauna fossils and dinosaur fossils?

Dinosaurs are reptiles that went extinct 64 million years ago. They grew to gigantic sizes.  They lived in a time when Australia was a very different place to what it is today, and part of the ancient landmass called Gondwana. The Eromanga dinosaurs are estimated to be 95-98 million years old and lived during the late Cretaceous.

Megafauna are the group of animals that evolved after the dinosaurs died.  They were very large marsupials, reptiles and flightless birds and went extinct about 20,000 years ago.  Some of their descendants still exist today in much smaller forms such as kangaroos, wombats, komodo dragons and crocodiles.  The Eulo megafauna lived during Pleistocene approximately 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. 


 
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