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Caring for wetlands and the climate: views from the Australian Museum

Caring for wetlands and the climate: views from the Australian Museum

Date & Time

February 28, 2024 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


EVENT POSTPONED – NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

This World Wetlands Day, join Jenny Newell from the Australian Museum’s Climate Solutions Centre to discuss how we can all step up to better care for wetlands.

Wetlands are crucial ecosystems, rich in biodiversity and high-performers in drawing down greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Wetlands are important for our wellbeing and the wellbeing of other species, now and into the future. In this informal discussion, hear about the work the Australian Museum’s scientists are doing, in the collections, in the field, with citizen scientists and with schools.

The Australian Museum is committed to helping people understand and get involved with tackling climate change and protecting biodiversity. Come along to find out more!

Dr Jenny Newell is the Curator for Climate Change at the Climate Solutions Centre, Australian Museum, Sydney. She works to advance understanding and engagement in the climate crisis, through exhibitions, events, publications and community collaborations. With a background in environmental history, she has used her curatorial roles in London, Canberra, New York and Sydney to explore and advance positive human-nature relationships. Her books include Curating the Future and Living in the Anthropocene. Her most recent exhibitions are Spark: Australian innovations tackling climate change (2021) and Future Now (2022-), a diorama-based exhibition about sustainability, touring community venues.

Instagram: @ClimateJen

https://australian.museum/get-involved/staff-profiles/jenny-newell/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-newell-00a7633a/


Free event with registration. A maximum of one (1) ticket per customer applies. If you would like to bring a friend, please ask them to register through Eventbrite.


Australian Museum image credits:

Frog: James Alcock. Portrait: Anna Kučera.

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February 28, 2024 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

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