Posts by Meghan Cummins
Writing About Nature: Meet Julie Murphy
Former zookeeper and now children's book author, Julie Murphy, is perfectly placed to tell the story of the mountain pygmy-possum and its relationship with bogong moths. Find out what inspires her and how she approaches writing.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Ben Clifford
Ben Clifford is the artist behind the incredibly realistic illustrations in Tiny Possum and the Migrating Moths, a story about the critically endangered mountain pygmy-possum. Ben told us about the origin of and inspiration for his art.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Alicia Rogerson
Alicia Rogerson is the illustrator of One Potoroo: A Story of Survival which is a tale of the world’s most endangered marsupial, the Gilbert’s potoroo. We talk to her about her artistic process and ask for advice for aspiring illustrators.
Kitchen Science Experiment: Create a density rainbow
Are you feeling hungry for some science? In these edited extracts from The Curious World of Kitchen Science series, try your hand at creating a density rainbow, and learn some other cool facts from the worlds of physics, biology and maths!
Discovering Australia’s Frogs: Take the leap with Mark Sanders
After travelling all over the country to learn about and photograph Australia's frogs, author Mark Sanders has written a field guide. We spoke to him about what went into producing this book, and his tip for first-time explorers.
Dive in and Meet the Weedy Seadragon with Anne Morgan
Take a trip under the rolling waves of Australia's southern oceans and meet the weedy seadragon with Anne Morgan. We spoke to Anne about where she finds inspiration and the road she took to becoming a children's book author.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Brenna Quinlan
Activism and illustration go hand-in-hand, as we found out when we spoke to Brenna Quinlan, the artist behind the seriously cute illustrations in Bee Detectives. In this blog, find out how permaculture and sustainability inspire her work.
Science Illustrated: Q&A with Lois Bury
Lois Bury is the artist behind the gorgeous illustrations in The Way of the Weedy Seadragon. From her studio in Hobart, she spoke to us about what inspires her and her interesting approach to finding accuracy in science illustration.
Writing for Impact: Advice and insights from our scientific writing workshops
Our writing workshops are the perfect resource for researchers to perfect the creative and technical sides of scientific writing. We spoke to facilitator Camilla Myers about what to expect and a few of her best tips for writing well.