Naracoorte welcomes the Mega Night of Science and Megafest Weekend

World renowned palaeontologist, Professor Mike Archer will take us on an amazing journey through Riversleigh World Heritage Area.

Come see the weird and wonderful mammals that roamed Australia’s rainforests millions of years ago.

When: Saturday 23rd of November 2019
Time 6:30pm start
Where: Naracoorte Town Hall
RSVP: Not required, but please add to your calendar
Enquires: Liz Reed

University of Adelaide Naracoorte Caves palaeontology research team in partnership with Naracoorte Lucindale Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Wrattonbully Wine Region Association will host a fascinating night of science talks as part of the Naracoorte World Heritage Festival.

The evening will include guest speakers, Q and A with the scientists, refreshments and samples of local wines from the region. Professor Michael Archer from the UNSW has led palaeontology research at Riversleigh in northwest Queensland for many decades. Professor Archer and his team have published hundreds of papers on Riversleigh extraordinary history of Australia’s iconic mammals. Craig Williams PhD student from The University of Adelaide will speak about how he is using 3D technologies to map the Naracoorte Caves providing an unprecedented view of Naracoorte underground.

The weekend

When: Saturday 24th of November 2019

Come along to the Caves the following day to Mega Fest at Naracoorte Caves for a fun filed day of activities, music, local produce, wine tasting and the first Naracoorte World Heritage Run.

University of Adelaide Palaeontologists will have displays in the fossil lab, palaeo-activities for children and speaking to visitors in the Caves. Dr Liz Reed will be taking several special tours through Victoria Fossil Cave and Blanche Cave. The event is hosted by Naracoorte Lucindale Council and National Parks and Wildlife Service to celebrate 25 years of World Heritage Listing and 50 years since the discovery of the major fossil beds in Victoria Fossil Cave.

University of Adelaide’s ongoing Australian Research Council funded research at Naracoorte Caves is providing exciting new insights into the fossils record at the Naracoorte Caves and will be sharing some of our latest research at Mega Fest.


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