March for Science Event, Melbourne 4 May 2019, Picnic and panel session

Hosted by the Royal Society of Victoria.

How Best Shall we Advocate for the Sciences?

Join us for the Melbourne edition of this year’s global March for Science event. Bring a picnic lunch and a poster to celebrate science with us, and join in a panel discussion that will challenge and inspire you to be a better advocate for science.

When: Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:30 pm-4 pm; Where: The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe Street Melbourne

Starting at 12:30 pm we will hold a picnic on the grounds of the Royal Society of Victoria (or on the ground floor of the building in case of wet weather).

This will be free, but you will need to bring your own everything. There will be a poster competition with prizes to be awarded at about 3:30 pm. This is an opportunity to be creative *and* civil in your poster making (my poster is here).

The panel discussion, will be 2 pm to 3:30 pm, followed by tea and biscuits, for a $5 fee. Our host is Mike Flattley, CEO of the Royal Society of Victoria.

  • Dr Amy Edwards (Homeward Bound 3; Postdoctoral Research Officer, Ecology, Environment & Evolution, Latrobe University)
  • Dr Anita Goh (Homeward Bound 3; Superstars of STEM 2019; Clinical Neuropsychologist and Research Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute. Neuropsychiatry Unit, Royal Melbourne Hospital. Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age, The University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Kudzai Kanhutu (Superstars of STEM 2019; Infectious diseases physician, Telehealth Clinical lead, Deputy Medical Information Officer, Royal Melbourne Hospital. University of Melbourne)
  • Mr Simon Pampena (Catalyst reporter and presenter of Outrageous Acts of Science) is  is a leading Australian mathematician and communicator. He has also been honing his comedic skills with the goal of making math accessible to everyone.

March for Science is a non-partisan, grassroots movement calling for better science literacy, open science communication between scientists and the public, stable investment in science by the government, and evidence-based policy.

More information is available here:

Online:                        EventBrite

Facebook:                   How best shall we advocate for the sciences – Facebook Event

Twitter:                        @ScienceMarchMel

Contact: Kate Ferris 0435124858

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