Lizzy gave a talk at the Macquarie University “Future of the human landscape” conference today. The conference also included lots of other inspiring talks that resonate with our values at Living City Science, such as thinking about how to appreciate and engage with urban nature.
Invertebrates such as insects and spiders are essential components of our ecosystems. So why do so many people insist on killing them?
Presenter Dr Lizzy Lowe will explore the wonderful world of invertebrates and explain how we can help these good bugs survive in our cities.
DATE AND TIME: Wed. 8 August 2018, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
LOCATION: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW 2072
More details and register here
On Thursday Lizzy gave a talk on urban spiders at Eastgardens library for Bayside Council. We were excited to see so many kids come along! They asked some great questions.
We’re hoping to do more events with Bayside council, including some kids talks and “spider walks” once the weather gets a bit warmer.
You can see the details of the event here
This week Lizzy was invited to be one of the speakers for the City of Ryde Sustainability Talks. The theme was Biodiversity in Back gardens and Lizzy spoke about how we should be appreciating all of the hard work that insects and spiders do in our urban green spaces. It was a pleasure to present along side Peter Rutherford from Kimbriki Eco House and Garden and Dr Louise Metcalf from Australian Research Institute of Environment and Sustainability.
You can see the details of the event here and keep an eye out for other great events organised by the City of Ryde