Sat, 04 Feb|
Old Macs Farm
Wings over Wetlands: Dragonflies and Damselflies
Join Tamar NRM and Marine and Freshwater Biology expert Emeritus Professor Nigel Forteath for a walk and talk on the Australian Dragonflies and Damselflies.
Time & Location
04 Feb 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Old Macs Farm, 53 Sandown Rd, Norwood TAS 7250, Australia
About the event
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Emeritus Professor Nigel Forteath AM, J.P., B.A. (Zoology), Ph.D., F.T.S.E., F.R.E.S., M.I.Biol., C.Biol.
Born in 1944, his schooling was in Scotland after which he immigrated to Australia in 1969. He graduated from the University of New England, NSW in 1974. He and his wife Mandy returned to Scotland where Nigel studied for a doctoral degree, graduating in 1977 from the University of Aberdeen. In addition to his university qualifications Nigel has been made a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and a Member of the Institute of Biology.
During an academic career of some 40 years he was appointed the first Professor of Aquaculture in Australia (UTAS) and made an Emeritus Professor in 1998. He continues to be an Honorary Research Associate at QVMAG. He also serves as a Bench Justice of the Peace at the Launceston Magistrates Court.
Nigel was Tasmanian of the Year in 1997 and awarded the 2003 Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society in Marine Science. In 2006 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for Services to Marine and Freshwater Biology.
Other Special Guests
Trish Hauesler from Plastic Free Launceston will also join us to talk about the importance of Wetland areas and how we can improve upon and preserve their condition. Trish runs our Source to Sea Educational Programme for school and small interest groups.
What to bring? Camera, binoculars and perhaps magnifying glasses, hat, sturdy shoes, all weather gear (weather dependent), small notebook and pen.
Picnic platters with tea, coffee and cold drinks will be provided.
Be quick - tickets are free but places are limited to 15.
This event is part of our 2023 Treasures of the Tamar Series.