National Science Week 2020

Published on 14 August 2020

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National Science Week is Australia's annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, libraries and museums.

Indigo Shire Libraries is once again participating in Science Week, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions, this year, we are taking our event online. For the last 6 weeks, library staff have participated in a pilot project with Science Works, The Royal Society, and Libraries Victoria to create an online science week event.

Keeping with an environmental theme, which has been successful in previous years, we are hosting a pre-recorded presentation by Professor Saul Cunningham on the Pollination of Wild Plants.

It is our privilege to have Professor Saul Cunningham, Director of the Fenner School of Environment and Society from the Australian National University, who is an expert in his field, as our guest speaker.

Professor Cunningham joined the CSIRO in Canberra as a Research Scientist. Over 17 years with CSIRO, Professor Cunningham developed a research program focusing on the challenge of maintaining biodiversity in landscapes dedicated to agricultural production.

He has worked with farming industry groups, local landholder groups, and a wide network of international colleagues with shared interests, and has co-authored a significant number of papers.

The presentation, which is introduced by Mayor, Jenny O’Connor, will be available to view on Indigo Shire Libraries Facebook page and on our website here until 21 September.

To find other National Science Week events check out https://www.scienceweek.net.au/

 

 

 

 

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