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SCIENCE
IN YOUR SWIMMERS 
TALKS

DR. VANESSA PIROTTA

FESTIVAL HUB - BONDI PARK

23rd & 24th April 2022

10am - 1pm

Sunshine Stage

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Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival is bringing you inspirational talks by leaders and luminaries, scientists, innovators and business future leaders focused on solutions to better protect our oceans promoting a hopeful and inspiring views for the future.

Beachgoers can literally turn-up in their swimmers to hear from scientists and join free science workshops for kids and adults provided by Fizzics Education and supported by Inspiring Australia. You can catch music, art, innovative technology, sustainability solutions and top research scientists sharing marine science and sustainability knowledge and learn about things we can be doing everyday that have a direct impact on the health of our oceans. 

Whether it’s switching out plastic items for more sustainable counterparts, learning about the benefits of crayweed forests and Living Seawall Tiles, or participating in a Beach Clean, Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival offers a myriad of ways to connect with marine science, ocean ecology and innovative solutions to climate adaptation and mitigation.

Curated by Fizzics Education, over 20 scientists will share their research knowledge in the Ocean Lab and on the Sunshine Stage each day between 10 am to 1pm. Find out what scientific topics are inspiring the next generation with ten interactive student talks on a range of topics and meet the scientists working with Sydney Institute of Marine Science. 

PROGRAM

Underwater

DEEP BLUE OCEAN STAGE SHOW
Fizzics Education

Saturday 10 - 11 am

Dive into the science of the sea as we explore the physical factors that determine life underwater and along our coastlines.

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VIRTUAL DIVE IN TO WONDER
Underwater Earth

Saturday 11 - 11:30 pm

Lorna Parry & Christophe Bailhache take you through Underwater Earth's incredible work.

Whale Shark

PANEL 1 - BFGs OF THE SEA
Hosted by Laura Wells

Saturday 11:30 - 12.15 pm 

With Dr Olaf Meynecke, Dr Amy Smoothey, Dr Vanessa Pirotta and Robbi Luscombe-Newman

Woman Surfing

PANEL 2 - SURFING TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY
Hosted by Brenda Miley

Saturday 12.15 - 1pm 

With Tom Wilson, Emile Theau and Alistair Pilley

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DIVE INTO CITIZEN SCIENCE
Prof Gretta Pecl

Sunday 10.30 - 11 am

Dive into Citizen Science

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GONE TROPPO
Prof David Booth

Sunday 11 - 11.30 pm

Gone Troppo - A tropical future for Sydneys seas under climate change

Rocky Shore

PANEL 3 - ANCIENT WISDOM MODERN SCIENCE
Hosted by Alex Thompson

Sunday 11:30 - 12.15pm 

With Gamay Sea Rangers, Dr Laura Parker and Dr. Mitchell Gibbs

Coral Reef

PANEL 4 - FUTURE OF OUR REEFS
Hosted by Dr. Vanessa Pirotta

Sunday 12 .15 - 1pm 

With Dr Emma Camp, Dr Jen Matthews, Dr Kate Quigley, Arlian Ecker aka Plastic Free Boy

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