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July 2021

STEM and Society: A Hard-Won Theory – Tectonic Plates in Victoria

14 July @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Online Australia

It can be confusing when we hear from scientists reluctant to deal in absolutes, who instead engage in conversations about ‘degrees of certainty’. In the world of science, a ‘theory’ is the closest something may ever come to being ‘the truth’. To understand what modern scientists can go through to arrive at an accepted theory, we’re taking a look at one of the major revelations of the past century: the theory of tectonic plates.

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August 2021

Indigenous Food and Agriculture

13 August @ 6:30 pm7:45 pm
Online Australia
Free

Come yarn about native foods, healthy eating and Australian Indigenous farmers.

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Climate Notes @ Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria

14 August @ 2:00 pm3:10 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Avenue
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10

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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Eco-Dyeing 101 Workshop

15 August @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Alphington Community Centre, 2 Kelvin Road
Alphington, Victoria 3078 Australia
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$20

Join us in Science Week for a fabulous family workshop and learn how to use the plants in our neighbourhood to dye materials. Local textile artist Rose Kulak will be teaching this workshop in our garden and out in The Shed.

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Climate Notes @ Royal Botanical Gardens Victoria

15 August @ 2:00 pm3:10 pm
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Avenue
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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$10

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 @ 4:00 pm5:00 pm

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 @ 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 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Online Australia
Free

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 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
Online Australia
Free

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 @ 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 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
$6.36

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 @ 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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