ACSA Western Australia events

The ACSA-WA re-launch event on Saturday 23rd October at the new Education Centre in Kings Park and Botanic Garden had a great turnout to hear wonderful speakers.

Starting with an Acknowledgement of Country, a fascinating video by our patron Professor Lyn Beazley, an introduction to our four Chapter committee members, and on to wide-ranging presentations on local citizen science practitioners, the event was a great success.

Nic Dunlop presents to the audience on a range of CCWA citizen science projects

Thanks to our speakers Marnie Giroud (Gilbert’s Potoroo Action Group), Dr Kerry Trayler (River Guardians, DBCA), Dr Tegan Douglas (BirdLife WA), Drs Kevin Vinsen and Lisa Evans (The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) and Dr Nic Dunlop (Conservation Council of WA). The event finished with a short walk along one of Kings Park’s ClimateWatch trails, led by Kiely O’Flaherty from their Education Centre.

Kiely O’Flaherty on the ClimateWatch trail

The ACSA-WA committee subsequently hosted a successful stall at BirdLife WA’s BirdFest community festival the following fortnight. Thanks to everyone who came along to chat with us about Citizen Science!

For further information on our WA Chapter see: https://citizenscience.org.au/acsa-wa/, or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACSA.WA/.

Alex Chapman

Chair, ACSA-WA

alex.chapman@freonet.net.au

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