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IMAX Bright Young Minds: #IMAXPandas + Q&A with Dr Jake Owens

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IMAX Melbourne Museum

Rathdowne Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

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IMAX Melbourne invites Year 11 and 12 students to a free screening of the IMAX original documentary film PANDAS 3D, and a Q&A with biologist and panda conservation specialist Dr Jake Owens.

The screening will start at 5.00pm sharp, followed by a 30 minute Q&A - send us your questions in advance and we will read them out on the night!

Join the conversation online using #IMAXBrightYoungMinds and #IMAXPandas.

This is a free event for Year 11 and 12 students with an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects. It is not a requirement that attendees come with an adult, but of course teachers, parents and guardians are welcome to accompany students.

You can access the IMAX theatre via the main entrance near Rathdowne Street in Carlton.

Ticketed parking is available under the Melbourne Museum and free parking is available in the streets nearby. You can also catch the 96 tram up Nicholson Street and walk across the Museum Plaza to the theatre.

Please arrive by 4.45pm. You can either print your tickets or show us your e-ticket on your mobile.

Any questions - please email us!



ABOUT THE FILM

Giant Panda

Watch the trailer here!

Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the big screen in the IMAX® original film PANDAS.

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult giant pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.

Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature… even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.



ABOUT DR JAKE OWENS

Dr Jake Owens cuddling a Giant Panda over his shoulder.

Dr Jake Owens is a Post-doctoral Fellow for the Global Cause Foundation and a researcher at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan Province, China.

Jake completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Science at Drexel University in 2013. Since 2014, Jake has worked as part of an international team of scientists to develop a program to release giant pandas into the wild.

In addition to his work on the giant panda release program, Jake further contributes to conservation efforts in China by providing nature reserves and governmental agencies with strategic management recommendations to strengthen environmental protection efforts within giant panda nature reserves.

Jake also contributes to conservation globally as a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission for both the Primate Specialist Group and the Reintroduction Specialist Group. He has presented his research at numerous scientific conferences around the world!



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