WA Museum Events

Page last updated: Thursday, 23 June 2022 - 10:59am

In 2022 the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has partnered with the Western Australian Museum to sponsor events across the State to engage the general public with issues surrounding climate resilience in WA agriculture. 

The program of public events will:
•    draw attention to biodiversity and future farming systems,
•    contribute to the discussion of WA's natural history, and
•    stimulate interest about the impact and future management of Western Australian agriculture.

Growing Climate Resilience

Museum of Geraldton
Wednesday 11 May 2022: 4:00pm-6:30pm

Four experts talked about climate resilience, sustainable food systems, and regenerative agriculture in the Mid West.
Geraldton locals learned about the farming origins of local produce and how to make more sustainable choices on the farm, the garden and the kitchen; marine adaptation, and the history of climate resilience from a government research and policy perspective. 

Amanda Rowland
Geraldton local writer/podcaster Amanda is an advocate for the interconnectedness of ecological and human health. Her work explores topics from holistic land management to sustainable food choices, and having recently completed a Holistic Management course, she continues to work with a loose group of like-minded urban and land-based regenerative thinkers.

Dr. Lisa Kirkendale
Head of Aquatic Zoology and Curator of Molluscs at WA Museum is passionate about the evolution, biogeography, phylogenetics and diversity of molluscs. She continues to be both excited and frightened by the scale of WA, a theatre albeit that well utilizes her experience in both temperate and tropical systems. She is fortunate to work closely with an amazing team of passionate scientists in the Aquatic Zoology department to better understand the diversity of species in this state.

Nancye Gannaway
DPIRD Climate Resilience Future Farming Systems Development Officer with various expertise in landcare, catchment planning, sustainable agricultural industry development, land use planning for agriculture, business management training for climate resilience and social support programs for rural people, communities and industries. 

Rod O'Bree
Landscape rehydration specialist based on Yanget Farm in the Chapman Valley. In addition to working with NACC as part of the Chapman River Catchment Program, he runs Western Independent Foods and is a successful local butcher for produce grown locally through regenerative processes.

130 years of seeking climate resilience

Museum of the Great Southern 
Tuesday 24th May, 2022: 10:30am- 11:30am

Light refreshments served
For bookings phone: 08 98414844

A talk by DPIRD’s Nancye Gannaway that reviews land management, farming and government interventions over the years under the lens of climate change and climate resilience.

Biggest Science Lab Ever

Boola Bardip WA Museum
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August.
National Science Week 2022

Whether you're a science noob or nerd, we've got something for everyone!  Make sure you don't miss anything on this bonanza weekend by following the science trail to all activity spaces. 
Look out for maker spaces, drop-in zones, pop up presentations and lectures from experts in their field ......and much, much more. 
Lock the dates in your calendar now and get on board with National Science week, Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology!

Charles Massy Conference Tour

Saturday 20 August – Wednesday 24 August 2022

The Western Australian Museum, DPIRD,  RegenWA, Wide Open Agriculture and the  Northern Agricultural Catchments Council WA (NACC) are pleased to announce a tour with the renown author and regenerative farmer, Charles Massy.

Charles has authored several books on the Australian sheep industry, the most recent being the widely acclaimed Breaking the Sheep’s Back (UQP, 2011) and the acclaimed Call of the Reed Warbler.  Using his personal farming experience as a touchstone, he tells the story behind industrial agriculture and the corporations driving it. He shows how innovative farmers are finding a new way, regenerating their land and witnessing astounding transformations. 

Massy will travel to Geraldton, Perth, Dowerin and Albany to engage with local growers, agricultural students and the general public to discuss his research and experiences working as a farmer and academic.      

Tuesday 24 August 6.30pm-9.00pm - Q&A Charles Massy in Conversation,
WA Museum Boola Bardip.  Book here.

More details to come.