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Glenn Cocking ‘Moths and Bushblitzes’ Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 12:30pm

Glenn, a volunteer curator at the Australian National Insect Collection, will discuss the moth fauna of Black Mountain in the context of some general observations about moths, and how to understand the families present in the ACT, and tell some stories about an eclectic selection of particular species from wider afield. NOTE: Changed date

Dr Phillip Kodela ‘Wattle we do with Acacia’ Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 12:30pm

Philip, from the Department of Environment and Energy, will discuss interesting facts and figures about this genus and related taxa, including recent taxonomic debates and developments in the Flora of Australia and the plant identification tool WATTLE.

Spring Walk - Now You See Them, Now You Don’t Friday, 6 September 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Celebrate Threatened Species Day on 7 September with a stroll through the ANBG with Volunteer Guide Naarilla Hirsch. This walk will take in the diversity of threatened species and communities on show at the ANBG. Discover the range of threats faced by these plants and, on a positive note, explore the critical role the ANBG plays in conserving them. Free, but bookings are essential.

Spring Walk - Now You See Them, Now You Don’t Saturday, 7 September 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Celebrate Threatened Species Day on 7 September with a stroll through the ANBG with Volunteer Guide Naarilla Hirsch. This walk will take in the diversity of threatened species and communities on show at the ANBG. Discover the range of threats faced by these plants and, on a positive note, explore the critical role the ANBG plays in conserving them. Free, but bookings are essential.

Dr Patrick De Decker ‘The Belgica Expedition in Antarctic Waters 1897-1899’ Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 12:30pm

Patrick, an Emeritus Professor, at the ANU, will tell the tale of amazing scientific achievements and human endeavor on The Belgica Expedition.  He will discuss scientific data obtained during the expedition and their subsequent publications over 40 years.

Dr Jim Peacock ‘Can Plants Meet the Challenge of the Food Needed for the World’s Growing Population’ Thursday, 19 September 2019 - 12:30pm

Jim, a CSIRO Fellow and former Australian Chief Scientist, is a leader in plant molecular biology, has made a significant contribution to Australian science, agribusiness and science education in schools.  His talk will focus on the critical question, can plants meet the challenge of the food needed to meet the world’s growing population?

Spring Walk - The ABCs of the Amazing Bryophytes and other Cryptogams Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Can you distinguish between a bryophyte and other cryptogams? Where do fungi and lichens fit in?  What is their importance in the plant world? Discover the amazing world of bryophytes and other cryptogams with Dr Chris Cargill, Curator of the Cryptogam collections of the Australian National Herbarium, on this one-hour stroll through the ANBG. Free, but bookings are essential.

Jennifer Rowland ‘Alexander von Humboldt, Scientific Traveller’ Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 12:30pm

Jennifer is a former demographer, and also a member of the Friends of the ANBG and Cactus and Succulent Societies. To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Alexander von Humboldt, Jennifer will discuss his life, plant discoveries, trip to Central America and legacies which are still being considered as the foundation of many scientific and artistic endeavours today.

Annual Schools Photographic Competition - entries close Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - 4:30pm

All school-age students can now enter this competition, which highlights our Gardens’ hidden gems. Cash prizes will be awarded in various categories, as well as certificates for Commended and Highly Commended entries.

Closing date for entries: 2 October 2019
Exhibition: 30 October - 17 November 2019

Professor Kate Auty ‘Sustainability and the Environment’ Thursday, 3 October 2019 - 12:30pm

Kate, the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, will talk about innovative new strategies for the ACT’s reporting on the State of the Environment which include: providing accurate, timely, and accessible information; evaluation; and increased community and government understanding of environmental and sustainability trends and interaction.        

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