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August 2018

Geoscience Australia – 80 Days of Earth Discovery

1 August 2018 @ 9:00 am20 October 2018 @ 10:30 pm
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Free

Geoscience Australia is celebrating 80 Days of Earth Discovery from 1 August – 20 October 2018. Join us in exploring geoscience in all its diversity, the crucial role it plays solving the challenges of our nation and the people who…

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Live Q&A with Professor Fiona Wood (AM)

14 August 2018 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Online Australia
Free

John Monash Science School is proud to present a Live Q+A with Professor Fiona Wood. Facilitated through the Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) studio, this live and interactive online session will provide participants with an opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s leading figures…

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July 2019

Moonhack

20 July 2019 @ 7:00 am26 July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Online Australia
Free

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing by building your own space-themed game. Get together with your friends, download the step-by-step instructions, and learn to code your own game. In 2018 we broke the record for the most kids…

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August 2019

In class with…Dr Karl

14 August 2019 @ 10:30 am11:30 am
Online Australia
Free

Join us as we bring TV presenter, radio reporter, (Ig) Nobel Prize winner and science communicator, Dr Karl, directly into your homes and classrooms around Australia. He will be with us to answer students’ burning questions about anything even slightly…

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October 2020

Artificial Intelligence or Artificial Stupidity? Diversity, Inclusion and AI

15 October 2020 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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With COVID-19 now shaking the fabric of every society without discrimination on the basis of gender, race or faith, the world has become even more reliant on technology and data for sustaining the social order. We now compensate for social distancing with virtual connections and Zoom's boxes have replaced human interactions as the COVID-19 normal. Meanwhile, the history of our global civilisation is marked by racial, gender and economic divides. A product of human intelligence, Artificial Intelligence has been shown to exacerbate our human biases. It is time to re-evaluate our increasing dependence on technology and AI and question what it means for diversity and inclusion.

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November 2020

Inspired by Nature: Engineering Multifunctional Materials

26 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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Dr Nisa Salim develops multifunctional materials inspired by nature, which offer a promising approach to solving human challenges.

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December 2020

Scaling Australian Manufacturing through Digital Platforms

10 December 2020 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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Industry 4.0 will be an enabler for the re-shoring of Australian manufacturing in a way that is cost effective and globally competitive. It will enhance our sovereign manufacturing capabilities and, where the COVID pandemic has revealed gaps in our vital supply chains, we will now have the capability to plug these gaps. This is where Australia has an opportunity to make the most of technology transfer from the mining sector to our manufacturing sector.

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March 2021

Stewardship of Country – From Past to Future

24 March @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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Seeking a new model for the management of Australian landscapes so our natural systems are conserved and regenerated for future generations. Join the Royal Societies of Australia and Inspiring Victoria for the final in this series of three webinars, aiming…

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April 2021

Platypus and the Changing Environment – What’s Needed to Help Populations Thrive in Future?

1 April @ 10:00 am11:00 am
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Dr Richard Marchant and Dr Melody Serena will discuss the factors vital to maintain healthy platypus populations, based on over 30 years research in Victoria and NSW.

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The Anthropocene: Where on Earth are we Going?

8 April @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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The current trajectory of the Earth System is a rapid exit from the Holocene, accelerating towards a much hotter climate system and a degraded, ill-functioning biosphere.

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May 2021

Location, Location, Location: Immune Protection by Tissue-Resident T-Cells

27 May @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Online Australia

T cells are specialised immune cells that are central to the complex, adaptive immune response to infection and disease. T cells are “trained” to recognise specific fragments or components of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens (e.g. a component of the…

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July 2021

Decarbonising Energy: At the Tipping Point

8 July @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
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Decarbonising Energy

Australia has the highest per-capita greenhouse emissions of any advanced economy, we’re on track to miss our Paris commitment, and we're nowhere near achieving net zero.

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

14 July @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
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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
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Free

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

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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
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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

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

23 September @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
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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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