As a part of National Science Week, the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide Palaeontologists are hosting a special evening event in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region where you have the opportunity to meet leading scientists and hear about their exciting research!
Date: Friday, 17th August 2018
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: Naracoorte Town Hall 95 Smith Street, Naracoorte SA 5271
Special presentation by Professor Kris Helgen (University of Adelaide Research scientist) who has been dubbed the ‘next David Attenborough’. Kris has travelled all over the world exploring field sites and museum collections in search of new mammals. So far, he has discovered over 100 new species including the ‘Skywalker’ Gibbon and the Olinguito.
This will be followed by a panel of speakers for a ‘scientific speed dating’ format, where each presenter will have 5 minutes to tell you about their research followed by Q and A session with the audience.
Joining Kris for our panel presentation will be:
Professor Robert Hill – Director of the Environment Institute University of Adelaide – plant fossils.
Dr Mark Hutchinson – Curator of herpetology, South Australian Museum – reptiles past and present.
Dr Vicki Thomson – Research scientist University of Adelaide – tiger snakes and ancient DNA.
Ms Tahlia Perry – PhD student University of Adelaide – Echidna CSI!
Mr Graham Medlin – SA Museum. Stick-Nest Rats and past biodiversity
Ms Jessie Treloar – PhD student University of Adelaide – Naracoorte small mammal fossils.
Emcee for the evening Dr Liz Reed (University of Adelaide) who will talk about the exciting new palaeontology research happening at Naracoorte Caves.
Supported by South Australian Museum University of Adelaide Palaeontologists Naracoorte Lucindale Council, Wrattonbully Wine Region Association, Terre a Terre and Naracoorte Caves. Complimentary glass of wine on arrival.