Success at “A Night of Science” in Naracoorte, South East South Australia

Recently, ‘A Night of Science’ was held in Naracoorte, South Australia’s South East Region, during National Science Week.

Presented by the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide Palaeontologists, the evening was well attended and an outstanding success. Attendees had the opportunity to meet leading SA scientists and hear about their progressive research, both nationally and internationally.

Dr Liz Reed welcomed the audience and spoke about the exciting new palaeontology research happening at Naracoorte Caves.

Dr Mark Hutchinson – Curator of herpetology, South Australian Museum – reptiles past and present.

Professor Kris Helgen gave the headline presentation about his mammal research around the world.

Professor Robert Hill – Director of the Environment Institute, University of Adelaide – spoke about the importance of plant fossils.

Ms Tahlia Perry – PhD student University of Adelaide – spoke about her special project Echidna CSI!

Other panelists for the evening included:

  • Vicki Thomson – Research scientist University of Adelaide – tiger snakes and ancient DNA.
  • Mr Graham Medlin – SA Museum. Stick-Nest Rats and past biodiversity
  • Ms Jessie Treloar – PhD student University of Adelaide – Naracoorte small mammal fossils.

The event was supported by South Australian Museum, University of Adelaide Palaeontologists  Naracoorte Lucindale CouncilWrattonbully Wine Region AssociationTerre a Terre and Naracoorte Caves.

Photos supplied by: Professor Robert Hill.

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