SCIENTIFIC SNIPPETS

Description

Fascinated by science and the way our world works? Like variety? Then this course is for you. Speakers from quite different backgrounds will give us insights into their specialist subjects.

Join us each Friday morning for these exploratory subjects:

14th August – MICROBES IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS – Paul Broady  
What’s out there? How do they survive? And why are they important?

21st August – A SALMON RESTORATION PROJECT with FISH & GAME NZ – Trevor Isitt  
Trevor Isitt will introduce Fish & Game and talk about an incredible cross continental Salmon restoration project with the Winnamem Wintu tribe of California.

28th August - BRAINS BIG AND SMALL – Dr Simon Pollard  
Our brain is considered the most amazing thing to have evolved in the universe, but guess who told us that? Dr Simon Pollard will show how science has unlocked some of the secrets of animal brains. Also, meet an animal with a brain smaller than a pin head, but with an intelligence to rival a small mammal.

4th September - SPLISH SPLASH I WAS TAKING A BATH (just before I died from a superbug infection): antibiotic resistant bacteria in Canterbury waterways. – with Professor Jack Heinemann, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury.