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Science Alive! 2017 Launch

The Adelaide Showground

Thursday, 3 August 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (ACST)

Science Alive! 2017 Launch

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Science Alive! 2017 Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of Science Alive! in 2017 

This FREE event, open to everyone, will also highlight the range of activities that will form part of National Science Week this year.

The launch features a thought-provoking presentation by Professor Rick Shine, Professor of Biology at the University of Sydney.  

Northern Australia’s peak predators—snakes and lizards—are more likely to survive the cane-toad invasion thanks to the work of Professor Shine.

Using behavioural conditioning, Rick and his team have successfully protected these native predators against toad invasion in WA.

He has created traps for cane toads, taught quolls and goannas that toads are ‘bad,’ and now plans to release small cane toads ahead of the invasion front, a counterintuitive ‘genetic backburn’ based on old-school ideas that his hero Charles Darwin would have recognised.

Following in the footsteps of Darwin, Rick loves lizards and snakes.

“Some people love model trains, some people love Picasso; for me, it’s snakes.”

For his work using evolutionary principles to address conservation challenges, Professor Richard Shine from The University of Sydney was awarded the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

MC for the evening will be international legend of science communication, Dr Rob Morrison. 

Join us for a wonderful and inspiring evening, with refreshments and delicious nibbles provided through sponsorship of the event by the Adelaide Showground.

Places are limited so REGISTER NOW to avoid disappointment.

Have questions about Science Alive! 2017 Launch? Contact The Adelaide Showground

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Goyder Pavilion Mezzanine, Adelaide Showground
Goodwood Road
SA 5034

Thursday, 3 August 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (ACST)

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