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Butterfly Brilliance floor talks

North

26 October 2021 - 16 November 2021

Discover how butterfly collections chart climate and landscape change, and what it means for butterfly survival. Built through 50 years of butterfly research, experts Ian Knight and Trevor Lambkin amassed a private collection of over…

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Breathing New Life – a Public Lecture by Tim Smallbon

North

24 October 2021

Breathing New Life outlines the journey of the Cressy Research Station, founded in 1937 and becoming a Land Army training centre through the Second World War, then a farmer training facility and then a centre…

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Open Conversations about Local Implications of IPCC AR6

North

21 October 2021

Dr Kim Beasy and Dr Annabelle Workman will discuss findings from the recent Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and consider its implications for local climate change and education for…

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Approaching Collapse: Some Do’s and Don’ts

South

20 October 2021

In this forum, academics and activists from Australia and North America consider the very real possibility of climate and ecological collapse. Infinite growth on a finite planet has pushed the planet into crisis, and these…

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Climate Change and Technology: A Broad Perspective

South

20 October 2021

In this forum, panellists from student, academic, government, and industry groups discuss and share ideas around climate change action. Talking points will include current impacts and challenges, near- and long-term goals, and the role of…

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Fascinating Fungi in the Huon Valley

South

13 October 2021

Tasmania has some amazing fungi and quite a few are found all-year round, not just during autumn. In this talk you’ll discover some of the exciting fungi you can find on your bushwalks during the…

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Kids

Nature Play at Kingston Park

South

12 October 2021 - 26 October 2021

Kids will have fun playing, learning and exploring outdoors with nature based art, science and literacy activities for two- to four-year-olds. Please supply snack, hat and water. Parents are encouraged to stay with their children.…

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Richard Jones Memorial Lecture: Why is Antarctica Important?

South

11 October 2021

For some, Antarctica is a myth, for others, it’s the centre of everything. Come on a breathtaking journey exploring this realm beginning with Antarctica’s Gondwanan origin. Attend in person at the Stanley Burbury Theatre or…

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Psychology in the Pub: Letting Go of The I’m Not Good Enough Story

South

10 October 2021

This talk is part of a series of “Psychology in the Pub” presentations, where psychologists present on a range of interesting and engaging topics related to mental health and psychological issues. Clinical Psychologist, Dr Emma…

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Bird Watching with Don Knowler

South

9 October 2021

Spring is here and the magical world of birds is in full view. To celebrate the arrival of our summer visitors and resident birds, we are hosting an excursion at Waterworks Reserve, led by Don…

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Talk

SciPub: Gardening

South

7 October 2021

Spring is in the air, and many of us are getting ready to sow our spring seeds to reap the summer rewards. This month’s panel all work and teach in the field of gardening research,…

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Volcanic Eruptions in the Deep Submarine Environment: Are the Dynamics and Products the Same as on Land?

South

3 October 2021

Volcanic eruptions on land are spectacular events for scientists and the public alike. Eruptions on the sea floor are probably no less spectacular, but they are rarely observed. The lack of observational opportunity has severely…

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