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August 2021

Climate Notes @ Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria

15 August 2021 @ 2:00 pm3:10 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Avenue
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This emotive exhibition features six new musical works by Australian composers Damien Barbeler, Kate Moore, Bree van Reyk, Cathy Milliken and Daniel Blinkhorn exploring the emotional impacts of climate change, and propels us to consider what it feels like to live through a time when climate change affects every aspect of our lives.

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Climate Change: Families for a Thriving Future @ Melbourne Museum

15 August 2021 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Rural, regional and remote communities

An exciting opportunity for families to deepen their understanding of climate science and our changing world, as they discuss climate action and work together as a family to create a climate pledge.

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Play, Sow, Make

21 August 2021 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm
Greenhills Neighbourhood House, Community Drive
Greensborough, Victoria 3088 Australia
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A Family Fun Day at Greenhills Neighbourhood House. Plant some seedlings, learn how to make pickles and play with our sustainable craft.

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The Botanic Garden that Thought it Could Change the World

21 August 2021 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Online Australia

Join acclaimed writer and climate activist Sophie Cunningham (author of Melbourne and City of Trees) in conversation with Clare Hart, Manager Horticulture, and Peter Symes, Curator Horticulture, about the Gardens’ Landscape Succession Strategy and the international Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens. Collaboration between botanic gardens across the globe is essential in understanding…

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The Future of Fungi

21 August 2021 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Online Australia

Join Tom May, Principal Research Scientist (Mycology) in a discussion with writer and climate activist Sophie Cunningham (author of Melbourne and City of Trees) about the future of fungi. Fungi are megadiverse, estimated at several million species globally. Discover the role of fungi in ecosystems and how they will fare in future climates; and learn how fungi…

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Collecting Insights: Environmental Adaptation in Victoria @ Parliament of Victoria

22 August 2021 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Online Australia

Join us for our ACCLIMATISE special panel conversation, streamed live from the Legislative Council Chamber at Parliament House with a small invited live audience of families.

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September 2021

From Dump to Paradise: Saving the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from Extinction

16 September 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Explore this long-term campaign to recover and establish populations of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot in discrete locations across Victoria.

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Foodprint Melbourne: Building the Resilience of Melbourne’s Food System

23 September 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Online Australia
Foodprint Melbourne

Compounding crises have revealed the cracks in Melbourne's food supply system, flaws that make our population vulnerable to scarcity.

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November 2021

Electronic Skin: Sensing the World Around and Within Us

11 November 2021 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Researchers at RMIT University have developed a prototype to mimic real human skin to work as a viable alternative to invasive skin grafts and conventional prosthetics.

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Improving Drug Discovery: A Molecular Understanding of Cell Surface Receptors

25 November 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Many hurdles remain to improving GPCR drug discovery, requiring an expanded, interdisciplinary approach to open the door to new therapies.

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December 2021

Bioremediation: Restoring Contaminated Ecosystems, Naturally

9 December 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Nature-harnessing technologies are key to effectively and sustainably restoring contaminated ecosystems, using naturally occurring microorganisms to clean up contamination from oil and other organic pollutants in soils, groundwater and water bodies. The bioremediation process both destroys contaminants and restores an…

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January 2022

Queers in Science: on Neurodiversity

27 January @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Join Queers in Science, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, and the Royal Society of Victoria for an online lecture on Neurodiversity. This lecture is presented as part of the Midsumma Festival and Inspiring Victoria.   We recognise…

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