[ASC-list] Celebrating Biodiversity Year - reception and forum 7 December, Canberra

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Thu Dec 2 01:27:33 UTC 2010


Dear ASC'ers,

The Council of Australian Museum Directors and the Ecological Society of Australia are holding a reception and free public forum in Canberra next Tuesday 7 December.

ASC members are invited.

The Council of Australian Museum Directors invite you to a reception and public forum for the International Year of Biodiversity

To be held on Tuesday 7 December at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain, ACT from 7 pm.

The reception will celebrate the achievements of the International Year of Biodiversity activities coordinated in Australia by the Council, and introduce you to keynote speakers from the 2010 Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia.

Then join us at 7.30 pm for a free public forum Biodiversity and You presented by the Ecological Society.

The discussion will be facilitated by Tony Peacock, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre Association.

Guest speakers will be:


*         Dr Peter Bridgewater, Chair of the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee will discuss "Who moved my magic pudding? Seven steps to sustainability"

*         Professor Charles Krebs, Retired Fellow, University of British Columbia will tell us "What ecologists know that now underpins sustainability"

*         Dr Lorrae van Kerkhoff, Lecturer, Australian National University will explore "Science in the age of democracy, or democracy in the age of science"

Please RSVP for the reception and forum to Niall Byrne, niall at scienceinpublic.com.au<mailto:niall at scienceinpublic.com.au>, ph 03 9398 1416.

For more information visit http://www.biodiversity2010.org.au/2010/10/biodiversity-and-you/

Kind regards,

Niall


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