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Past Townsville Event: VOL 19

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Reefs and People: Working with people to help coral reefs

BY KAILASH COOK
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Kailash Cook grew up on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. He is a marine conservation warrior working with local communities to preserve coral reefs.

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Our Reef needs YOU!

BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr David Wachenfeld 
Chief Scientist GBRMPA

Our Reef needs YOU!

Contrary to many media reports, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead! But it is in trouble and it needs your help. Dr David Wachenfeld from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will explain what you can do.

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Reef Restoration

BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr Adam Smith

Director Reef Ecological

Reef restoration

Dr Adam Smith is a Director of Reef Ecologic.His vision is 'A better planet with coral reefs that are healthy and thriving because of collaborative care and management using the best available ideas and knowledge.’

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Reef credits initiative

BY JAMES SCHULTZ
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

James Schultz

CEO GreenCollar Group

Reef Credits Initiative

There’s been lots of news around the Australian Government $444M reef restoration commitment – great, controversial, but great. But it’s not enough. 

The reef belongs to everyone, and to the future - how can the world contribute?

James is going to tell us how.

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Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

BY SCOTT FRY
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Scott Fry

Senior Field Officer NQ Dry Tropics

Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

Burdekin farms are the filters through which water enters the reef, and farmers are also great fishermen. Scott is going to tell us about the work farmers are doing to improve reef water quality.

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Art of the Reef

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

The marine world has served as a source of inspiration, a destination and even material debris from which to create art. Join Michael as he explores some of the big names as well as local ones whose work reflects the reef and the ocean around us.

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Aquarium swimming in energy savings

BY SASCHA THYER
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Reef HQ Aquarium is swimming in energy savings having embarked on a range of

infrastructure upgrades. To present how the facility has reduced their grid energy use and greenhouse gas emissions is Sascha Thyer, Assistant Director and Head of Technical Operations.

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Creating environmental awareness with a brush and a pen

BY SOFIA FORTUNATO
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Sofia is a scientist and an artist. Today, she will tell you about what inspires her work and her journey becoming a creative writer.

David Wachenfeld
Marine biologist and underwater photographer, Triggerfish Images in Townsville
Adam Smith
Director, Reef Ecologic in Townsville
Michael Pope
Artist / Teacher in Townsville
James Schultz
CEO GreenCollar Group, GreenCollar Group in Townsville
Scott Fry
Senior Field Officer, NQ Dry Tropics in Townsville
Fred Nucifora
Educator, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Townsville
Kailash Cook
Marine Warrior in Townsville
Sofia Fortunato
Scientist, Artist and Author , Freelance writer. Lecturer James Cook University in Townsville
Sascha Thyer
Assistant Director - Technical Operations, GBRMPA in Townsville