It’s not every day that a film crew shows up to showcase your latest scientific discovery, but for Liz Reed, that’s exactly what happened.
A new documentary by The Discovery Channel is following research by Liz Reed, fellow at the Environment Institute. Reed, along with collaborators University of Adelaide and the University of New England, made sensational fossil discoveries at Naracoorte Caves. Following an accidental discovery by a local resident, thousands of fossil specimens of extinct megafauna were identified. The discovery made the Naracoorte Caves a world-renowed megafauna fossil site.
The documentary will be a 6-part series uncovering the unique landscapes of Australia and New Zealand. We are excited to watch Liz Reed channel her inner Attenborough and take-over the silver screen! For a glimpse of the show, read some of Reed’s behind-the-scenes tweets:
Science heroes! @SAMuseum staff & volunteers preparing Naracoorte cave megafauna fossils & filming new doco with us. pic.twitter.com/yTaSQzfc28
— Liz Reed (@LizReed_palaeo) February 13, 2017
Filming excavation in cave at Naracoorte for documentary @environmentinst @UniofAdelaide @JessieBTreloar #makingmoviesnz pic.twitter.com/4AxWRIlXkk
— Liz Reed (@LizReed_palaeo) February 12, 2017