[ASC-list] IA - Parasite Encounters in the Wild

Jayne Keane jayne.keane at qm.qld.gov.au
Mon Jun 25 03:01:29 UTC 2012


The Australian Society for Parasitology invites you to our free
"Inspiring Australia" public event:

 

"Parasite Encounters in the Wild"

 

from 5.45 pm, Monday 2nd July 2012, 
Country Club Tasmania, Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale, near
Launceston

 

All welcome, science activities for kids, Tasmanian devil and free drink
on arrival.

 

Can't attend the event in person? Watch us live online from 6pm
www.livestream.com/cctas 

 

Join us as we talk about Parasite Encounters in the Wild: 

 

"Is  Devil facial tumour disease the perfect parasite?" Greg Woods from
Menzies Research Institute Tasmania will tell us how this disease has
developed a clever way to be transmitted and to affect the host immune
system, causing its death but not before it moves to another host.

 

"What parasites do we give to wildlife?" Are Australian wildlife more at
risk of succumbing to parasites of human origin - particularly as we
encroach more on wildlife habitats? Andrew Thompson from Murdoch
University will investigate our ideas of "One Health".

 

"Parasites: the hidden part of biodiversity." What parasite is on
Tasmania's endangered species list? Ian Beveridge from The University of
Melbourne will turn you into a citizen scientist with all of the
discoveries to make along Australian roadsides which will contribute to
the documentation of biodiversity in this country. 

 

Special guest appearance of a Tasmanian Devil from Trowunna Wildlife
Park, Mole Creek, Tasmania.

 

"Young parasites science club"  free, fun, supervised science activities
for young scientists available during the presentation. Bookings
essential for the science club.

 

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian
Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science,
Research and Tertiary Education in partnership with the Australian
Society for Parasitology Inc. 

 

Register for this free event email (Email: lisa.jones1 at jcu.edu.au) or
telephone Lisa Jones (07-40421311) before June 30th 2012. Set up a
reminder for this event through www.livestream.com/cctas

 

 


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