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June 2019

Public Talk – Chairman of the Friends of the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, John Zwar

4 June @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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ARID LANDS BOTANIC GARDEN John will cover the history of the Arid Lands Botanic Garden since he first proposed the establishment of the Garden in 1981, development of the Garden, the role of the “Friends” support group and the status of the Garden today. John is an experienced horticulturist with broad knowledge of ornamental horticulture in South Australia, particularly in the arid zone, and a passion for plants and gardening. Trained at the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, worked at Leigh…

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July 2019

Public Talk – Secretary of the ‘Friends of Glenthorne Inc.’, Alan Burns

2 July @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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HOW TO BUILD A NATIONAL PARK Alan is a CPA qualified accountant with a lifelong passion for the environment. Having had a fascination for birds from a young age, after settling in the southern suburbs in the mid-1980s, he had a desire to see local open space preserved for nature. Increasing losses of open space had occurred and starting as a member of Trees for Life, Alan’s first efforts were plantings in the O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park. In 1996 an…

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August 2019

Public Talk – Dr. Dominic McAfee

6 August @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street
Plympton, South Australia 5038 Australia
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RESTORING THE REEFS WE NEVER KNEW WE LOST Dr. Dominic McAfee is a University of Adelaide Research Associate in the School of Biological Sciences.   I am a marine ecologist with a special interest in shellfish ecology. My research is heavily focused on applied marine conservation management and restoration ecology. Much of my research has focused on the capacity of wild oyster populations to protect coastal biodiversity from the extremities of climate change. The majority of this work has been…

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