[ASC-list] ACT: Parasites in Canberra - free public events (via Lisa Jones)
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*Please join our "Parasites in Power" in Canberra events for an insight
into a world that will both repel and intrigue you...there is something for
everyone! "War on Parasites" public lecture Sunday 29 June 2pm at the
Australian War Memorial Book online:
the first of this fascinating lecture series "Parasites: the war years"
Alex Loukas and Graham Mitchell from the Australian Society for
Parasitology will describe some of the devastating effects of diseases
caused by parasites in times of war.
*"Aliens amongst us" *Tuesday 8 July
5.30 - 8.30pm at the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) in the Arc
Join us for a screening of the 1979 cult American science-fiction horror
movie * Alien* directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Sigourney Weaver.
Pre-movie parasites discussion "Revenge of the Bodysnatchers" included!
Bookings: (02) 6248 2000
*Parasites in Focus exhibition *CSIRO Discovery Centre, North Science Road,
Open to the public on weekdays from Tuesday 10 June until Friday 1 August
2014 (closed public holidays and weekends).
Get up close and personal with the microscopic creepy crawlies that hitch a
ride on their unsuspecting victims, YOU!
*WAR WORMS children's workshop *Tuesday 8 July
10.30 am - 12.30 pm at the Australian War Memorial
Suitable for children aged 5 and over
*Bookings are essential and close Thursday 3rd July *Join our Young
Parasites Science Club and find out about the bugs that have been affecting
soldiers for centuries. Make larger than life models and masks of parasites
and investigate what they look like close up. *Cost *$10 per child, $5 for
Friends of the Memorial (GST inclusive). Credit card payment required at
time of booking. Materials are included.
E: public.programs at awm.gov.au Or call (02) 6243 4473
*"Malaria in wartime" public lecture part of National Science Week ACT
Sunday 17 August 2pm at the Australian War Memorial Book online:
have been affecting soldiers for centuries in times of both war and peace.
In final of this fascinating lecture series "Parasites: the war years"
scientists will describe some of the devastating effects caused by the
malaria parasite. Dr Rowena Martin from the Australian Society for
Parasitology will discuss the latest malaria research and control
* These Inspiring Australia initiatives are supported by the Australian
Government through the Department of Industry in partnership with the
Australian Society for Parasitology Inc. the Australian War Memorial, CSIRO
and the National Film and Sound Archive. *
*Lisa Jones *Communications Coordinator
ASP Network for Parasitology & Queensland Tropical Health Alliance
*T *+61 7 4232 1311 *F *+61 7 4232 1675 *E *lisa.jones1 at jcu.edu.au
James Cook University, Cairns Campus, Building E1.102S, Smithfield, QLD
Australian Society for Parasitology Inc.
2014 ASP 50th Anniversary Conference, June 30th - July 3rd, ANU Commons,
OzEMalaR - Australia/Europe Malaria Research Cooperative
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