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Hunt for the Plastic Eaters

1 August @ 9:00 am31 August @ 4:00 pm

Free

Science Gallery Melbourne throws down the gauntlet and sets an ambitious challenge: can we find a new plastic-eating bacteria in Australia? This project asks citizen scientists to culture bacteria in the search for a new species that could solve our plastic waste dilemma.

The lid has been lifted on human wastefulness, but what next? Science Gallery Melbourne delves into an ever-growing mountain of garbage to find innovative opportunities within our consumerist behaviour, through their third sci-art pop-up season DISPOSABLE.

For National Science Week, we’re throwing down the gauntlet and sets an ambitious challenge: can we find a new plastic-eating bacteria in Australia? Building on the research of Japanese plastic-eating bacteria expert Dr Shosuke Yoshida, and working with biohacking group BioQuisitive, this project takes Melbourne’s new science engagement initiative for young people Australia-wide, asking citizen scientists to culture bacteria in the search for a new species that could solve our plastic waste dilemma.

Join the team trying to find Australia’s Next Top Plastic-Eating Bacteria!

Details

Start:
1 August @ 9:00 am
End:
31 August @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Claire Farrugia
Phone:
8344 4694
Email:
claire.farrugia@unimelb.edu.au
Website:
Science Gallery Melbourne

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Suitable for:
Everyone
Topic:
Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
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