The Australian Society for Parasitology will hold our joint “Inspiring Australia” public events alongside the WAAVP Conference in Perth and would love you, your friends and family to get involved and come along. Download a flyer for Perth Public Events:
Parasites in Power: The Hidden Zoo
Join us on Saturday 24th August 2013 at Perth Zoo for an adventure through the fascinating world of parasites with activities suitable for everyone to enjoy, and an opportunity for zoo patrons to get “under the skin” of Australia’s parasitologists. Cost: entry into Perth Zoo.
Parasites and pets, Parasites and You – What do you really think you know?
Free public event for the whole family Sunday, 25th August, 5-6 pm, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Riverside Theatre. Can parasites really burrow through your skin or be a cure for gut diseases? Join our lively talk about parasites and book the children into our “Young parasites science club”* free, fun, supervised science activities and “Barn Babes” petting zoo for young scientists during the presentation. Free parasite check for the first hundred people to register* to bring in a pet poo sample, register now to receive further instructions. Event cost: Free. *Bookings essential: petparasites.eventbrite.com.au
Profs, Pints and Parasites. Friends Without Benefits.
Tuesday 27 August evening, at Aviary Rooftop Bar cnr William St & Murray St Mall. Doors and bar open at 5.30pm with the banter kicking off from 6-8pm. From evolution and environment to why you need to “watch your orifices” with new threats on the block – parasites play a far more important (and horrifying) role in the world than you have ever imagined”¦Follow the twitter feed #profsandpints Cost: Free entry.
This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education in partnership with the Australian Society for Parasitology Inc., Perth Zoo, Scitech and Murdoch University.