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Sharing Tasmanian Climate Change Stories on a Voyage to Antarctica

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Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Building

20 Castray Esplanade, Hobart

Hobart, TAS 7000

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The scientific and people stories of climate change in Tasmania, told by two Antarctic voyagers.

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Sharing stories is the way people communicate and learn, pass on knowledge, form judgments and act on changes. It is even more powerful when the stories you hear are from your community, your backyard, your home and your country. Come along and hear some Tasmanian climate change stories and share some of your own.

Changing climate in Tasmania: Dr Clothilde Langlais will share the scientific stories she has collected about our water, forest, land and animals, and the extremes they now face.

Tasmanian climate change stories: Ingrid Albion will present her living library, showing how climate change is affecting Tasmanian students and how a website is helping them to raise their voices.

Taking your voice to Antarctica: Ingrid and Clothilde are the two proud Tasmanian women selected for HomewardBound#4 - a leadership program helping them raise their voices and visibility in these critical times of climate change. Ingrid and Clothilde invite you to send your own message to Antarctica when you sign the flag they will take to the frozen continent in November.

The presentations will be followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with an exciting panel to be announced soon.

About the Speakers

Clothilde Langlais is a physical oceanographer, science educator, nature lover, mother of two and occasional artist with a passion for connecting people. Her journey as a physical oceanographer brought her to Hobart in 2008. She found a booming climate science community, a perfect place to raise her kids, a wild and preserved nature at her doorstep. For the past decade, she has studied the ocean and its role in our climate system. From large scale ocean circulation to coastal impacts, she truly understands the science behind climate change and believes that it is now time to make a difference as part of Homeward Bound#4.

Originally from New Zealand, Ingrid Albion is a passionate environmental educator and has worked with a range of organisations as a wildlife biologist, teacher, marine specialist and interpretation and education officer. All her programs are legacy-focussed whether it is setting up training programs to rescue whales, developing breeding programs for devil insurance populations or mentoring discovery rangers to run great environmental programs around Tasmania. A few years ago, Ingrid set up a Tasmanian Climate Change Stories website because she believes that sharing first-hand stories will help others connect, understand and act both locally and globally on this issue. Recently Ingrid was selected as one of 100 women in STEMM as part of a ground-breaking leadership course. She is planning to collect climate stories from the other 99 women on her symposium at sea (in Antarctica in November) to bring back and share with other Tasmanians.

Refreshments from 5.30pm.

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20 Castray Esplanade, Hobart

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