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Lessons From Antarctica - MKW18

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What do a public health scientist, soil scientist, marine biologist and animal welfare scientist have in common?

And why were they on a boat to Antarctica with 76 other women in STEMM? What could they have learnt out in the middle of the zodiac that will help Melbourne shape its ability to adapt to the pressures of a changing climate? Come hear their stories and reflections.

Climate change will impact Melbourne and the global community in many ways. How will it influence the way we live in Melbourne? This event will tackle the challenges we might face, and start to develop some tools to help our vibrant city adapt.

Join us for a lively evening with a panel of experts looking at: impacts of climate change on our health system; communication tools to move towards healthy climate change discussion and effective actions; soil in a concrete jungle and growing room for sustainable food production; and making climate change research accessible to everyone.

Dr Ellen Moon is a lecturer in environmental engineering at Deakin University. She prepares the next generation of engineers to tackle the environmental challenges of the future, and through her research develops sustainable remediation strategies for land and water contaminated with heavy metals. Ellen is passionate about making science more accessible to young girls.

Romy is a passionate soil scientist and currently works for the Victoria Bushfire Monitoring Program with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning. Romy is passionate about the impacts of climate change on natural and built systems, our ability to adapt, and the implications of climate change for soil health and food security.

Rashmi has a background in international public health, infectious diseases, primary health care and women's sexual and reproductive health. She works in the health and not-for-profit sectors with a focus on international efforts as well as domestic. Rashmi has an invested interest in how public health, and more specifically women's health and wellbeing will be affected by climate change.

Wing is a PhD candidate of the University of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Her passion is to ensure the persistence of coral reefs and marine life under climate change and anthropogenic stress. She is also a helicopter pilot of Phillip Island Helicopters.

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