- Serventy Memorial Lecture 2012
- September 12, 2012 7:30 pm
- September 12, 2012 9:30 pm
- $18, $15 conc.
- September 4, 2012
- Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA.
Hackett Drive, Nedlands, WA, Australia
THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NATURALISTS’ CLUB
** THE 2012 SERVENTY MEMORIAL LECTURE **
Mike and Mandy Bamford
Ecologists and Environmental Educators
“Wild about the Suburbs”
Does wildlife have a place in our city?
A surprising range of wildlife survives in our suburbs. Most frog species, some reptiles, many bird species and a few mammal species still occur but more could be encouraged with appropriate garden and urban design.
So why bother to encourage wildlife in the city? In an increasingly urban society, having wildlife in the suburbs keeps society’s connection with the environment. Engaging the community in conservation is easier if people feel a personal connection with the natural world. Wildlife also gives us a sense of place; the animals in our city give it a unique character and identify it better than almost any building.
So what are the secrets to success? Come along and find out from WA’s entertaining environmental educators, who often feature as guest ecologists on ABC local radio.
DATE: Wednesday, 12 September at 7.30pm
VENUE: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA.
COST: $18, $15 concession Enquiries: 9389 8289
The Serventy Memorial Fund is a memorial to the contribution by the Serventy family to the Western Australian Naturalists’ Club with the aim of assisting and encouraging young people in the study of natural history. The Serventy Memorial Lecture is the main source of funding for the Serventy Memorial Prizes for students awarded annually at the four WA universities.