STEM and Society: Collecting insights - environmental adaptation in Victoria
Sunday 22 August 2021, 2:00 pm
Streaming online via Facebook Live and the Victorian Parliament's website
What do our best-loved public science engagement institutions tell us about future environmental adaptation through their collections and research in Victoria?
When you visit the Museum or Zoo or Botanic Gardens, it can be a fascinating and fun day out, yet many don't realise our public institutions are engine rooms of important environmental research. There is a diverse range of work happening behind the scenes to measure, understand, plan, and adapt for the future of biodiversity in Victoria.
Join us for a conversation, streamed live from the Legislative Council chamber at Parliament House, to learn from the botanists, zoologists and collection managers leading this important work. Find out some of the ways they are planning to help our plants and animals adapt to our state's warming, drying climate.
Dr Sally Sherwen, Director of Wildlife Conservation and Science, Zoos Victoria
Professor Tim Entwisle, Director and Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Dr Ken Walker, Senior Curator of Entomology, Museums Victoria
This special series of online presentations explores the science and stories behind the game-changing work undertaken by Victoria’s scientific community. Our leading experts will talk about the work they’re doing to engage the community and affect meaningful change in their field of study and in our everyday lives. Presented by the Victorian Parliament, with the Royal Society of Victoria and Victorian Parliamentarians for STEM.