Get your dose of inspiration at weekly science seminars hosted by the Kings Park Festival in September.

A bee gathering pollen. Photo: B. Ayre.

Amazing research is happening right here on our doorstep to better understand and protect our unique and fragile WA environment. Kicking off on Thursday 7 September, the Festival science seminars will explore various themes from pollination to mammal behaviour. Speakers are featured from Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the University of Western Australia and Curtin University.

  • On Thursday 7 September, enjoy three short presentations covering bushland pollination research from some of our knowledgeable PhD students Bronwyn Ayre, Daniela Scaccabarozzi and Nicole Bezemer.

  • On Thursday 14 September, join Dr Ryan Philips to learn about the ecology and evolution of orchids, in particular how the mimicry of female insects attracts pollinators. 

  • On Thursday 21 September, underground fauna is on the agenda. Join Dr Lesley Gibson as she presents an overview of what is known about the mysterious creatures who spend their entire lives underground.

  • Finally on Thursday 28 September, join Dr Leonie Valentine as she shares her findings into the decrease in size and distribution of the Southern Brown Bandicoot in her ‘Digging in the dirt’ talk.

All Science Seminars are free and begin at 4.00 pm in the Biodiversity Conservation Centre. No registrations are required.