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In Our Nature
In Our Nature
As lockdowns force many of us indoors, our relationship with the natural world is more important than ever. We’ve all experienced the benefits nature can bring to our mental health and well-being. In this special podcast conversation as part of Victoria Nature Festival, a panel of passionate nature-lovers explores the many different ways we can reconnect with nature and advocate for its care.
Hear from Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis, Darug researcher and archaeologist Maddison Miller and VicHealth CEO and public health advocate Dr Sandro Demaio, who along with host and author of Fathoms: The World in the Whale Rebecca Giggs, discuss their personal experiences of connecting with nature and the focus they place on action for the climate and environment in their lives and work.
The online bookseller for this podcast is Readings
Presented in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Victoria Nature Festival project partners
This conversation was originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14 September 2021 but was cancelled in response to Victorian Government COVID-19 health advice. We are now presenting this discussion exclusively as a podcast.
Melbourne City Reads
Miles Allinson: In Moonland
Bookings for the digital live-stream can be made now. In-person tickets may become available, subject to state government health advice and restrictions on public events.
Set across present-day Melbourne, 1970s India and a not-too-distant future where climate change has ravaged both landscape and human hope, In Moonland is a portrait of one family across three generations, all grappling with their own…
In Our Nature
This conversation originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14 September will now be released as a podcast only. This is in response to current COVID-19 health advice and restrictions. While it is unfortunate that we can't present this conversation in person we invite you to subscribe to the Wheeler Centre podcasts to hear this conversation.
Ticket bookers will be contacted…
Artist Meets Expert
These are trying times for our planet. With many species either endangered or extinct, the world is changing at a rapid rate. In this conversation, interdisciplinary artist Alex Last – creator of the Melbourne Knowledge Week event Beast of Burden of Proof – and writer and conservation volunteer Fatima Measham sit down to discuss the relationship between humans and animals, sharing…
Women at the Edge
Disaster and Beyond
Fire. Flood. Earthquakes. With climate change making itself felt, the environmental challenges we face are changing rapidly – and so too are the ways people of different genders are impacted by them. Who gets to lead, and what does that mean for the climate emergency? As part of our Women at the Edge series, a panel of remarkable women working…
Jean Hinchliffe: Lead the Way
Want to take action and fight for what’s right, but don’t know where to start?
Climate activist Jean Hinchliffe can help with that. At 17 years old, Jean has already got enough tips, tools and stories to fill a book. In fact, she’s done just that. Lead the Way: How to change the world from a teen activist and school…
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