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ATSE Eminent Speaker Series

ECU School of Science is delighted to host the WA Scientist of the Year 2016 and Curtin Distinguished Professor Kingsley Dixon, for a free lecture for high school students on Friday 27th July 2018.

Professor Dixon is passionate about the unique plants, animals and landscapes that we all home here in Western Australia.  His lecture will take students through the wonderland that is the biodiversity of Western Australia, providing glimpse into how these organisms survive in some of the harshest environments on earth – from animal-eating plants to orchids to mighty karri trees.  Each has its own story to tell and you will learn how science is unravelling these mysteries.

We are also delighted to welcome the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conversation Centre volunteers alongside a very special guest!  The team will share the important work they undertake to converse black cockatoos, including their rehabilitation, revegetation, education and research.

The day will include an amazing race around the ECU campus (did you know we have sleep pods in the library?) and the opportunity to meet our current students and researchers and experience some hands-on lab time.

Event Details
Date:                     Friday 27th July 2018
Time:                    10.00am – 3.00pm
Venue:                  Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus
Room:                   Building 32, Room 32.101 (Lecture Theatre)
Cost:                     Free

* This event is suitable for students in Years 9-11 or TAFE student interested in areas such as, Biology; Earth and Environment, Conservation, Sustainability and Conversation and Wildlife Biology.

Places are limited and therefore we advise you to book early by emailing: Michelle Austin:

If you require any further queries about the ATSE lecture and science showcase please contact the School of Science. Email:

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