Past Event


THE WAM LECTURES: CAN SPIDERS SAVE US?

w/ DR. MARK HARVEY

date
Tuesday May 7, 2024
time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (W. Australia Standard Time)
venue
LAWSON FLATS, 4 SHERWOOD COURT
tags
Social Events

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As part of our LF cultural and philanthropy programme we are delighted to be partnering with the Foundation for the Western Australian Museum (FWAM) to present a series of talks by BTS Museum experts. Expect to hear from the likes of Egyptologists, Paleontologists, and Moonologists (!) who will chat to LF members about the vital work they - and the museum does - in research, preservation, and further education. 

  

For the first talk, we’ll hear from a Spider Man.  

  

Dr. Mark Harvey is the Curator of Arachnology at WA Museum . He’s studied arachnids and myriapods across the world and has described nearly 800 (!!) new species during his career. Mark is passionate about conservation, and works hard to ensure spiders and millipedes are saved from extinction, especially in WA. In this talk, learn how invertebrate animals (ie spiders and their pals) might pull (millions of times) their weight in quest to reduce land-clearing and other environmentally destructive developmental activities. Perhaps by saving the precious biological habitat of these ‘short-range endemic’ species, spiders might help save the world? 

  

All welcome. Doors open at 5pm, talk starts at 6pm.  

  

Join us in Luis’ for a drink and snacks before or afterwards - book a table with the Concierge. 

  

 Foundation for the WA Museum Supporters + LF Members: Free 

General Admission: $25.00 

 

THE WAM LECTURES: CAN SPIDERS SAVE US?
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