ANIMALS IN WAR DAY – AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL CANBERRA

The Visitor Services and Education teams at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra have put together some initiatives  on 24 February to mark the Animals in War Day:

1.       Guided family tours through the galleries at 10.30am and 11.30am will explore the role of animals during wartime.  A basic children’s trail map around the grounds prepared by the Education team including animal themed sculptures and info for visitors will be provided following the tour

2.       All Voluntary Guide general tours will include an awareness message at the beginning of the tour and any animals along their scheduled route

3.       We will run a social media program highlighting stories of Animals in War

4.       We will have a display instore with all the Animals in War products including plush toys, publications and the purple poppy merchandise range. This will be setup from Friday 22nd February

5.       We will offer a promotion of a free purple poppy silk pin with any “animals in war” publication

6.       Acknowledgement of the day will be included in the preamble to the Last Post Ceremony

7.       All staff and volunteers will wear purple poppies on the day to raise awareness

FOR MORE INFORMATION – VISIT http://www.awm.gov.au

 

 

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