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Thursday Talks 2014

Thursdays, 12:30pm in the Australian National Botanic Gardens Theatrette

A fascinating series of talks about Australian plants, plants of the world and special topics related to plants.
Presented by the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens logo

Entry by donation to the Friends of the Gardens.
All donations support Australian National Botanic Gardens' programs and development.

Guiding at the ANBG: keeping them interested

Various Guides | 31 July

Learn how the ANBG’s Volunteer Guides engage the interest of their visitors

The Genesis of Questacon

Dr Michael Gore | 7 Aug

Hear about the origins of Questacon, now in its 26th year

Lindsay Pryor and his walk at ANU

Dr John Turnbull | 14 Aug

Find out about the commemoration of Lindsay Pryor at ANU

Exploring Townhouse Gardens in the Ancient Roman World

Professor Elizabeth Minchin | 21 Aug

Discover the gardens of the freestanding atrium houses of Pompeii

Fetherston Gardens – a Project in Restoration, Regeneration & Renewal

Lesley Pattinson | 28 Aug

Find out about the woodland garden and arboretum at the old Weston CIT School of Horticulture

Wattle Daydreaming

Terry Fewtrell | 4 Sept

Hear about the linkages of wattle and its symbols with Indigenous people

Parks Australia – Strategic Directions

Sally Barnes, Director of National Parks | 11 Sept

Learn about the strategic direction of Parks Australia and the ANBG

Alison McKenzie Memorial Lecture – Plants and Animals: the Eternal Partnership

Ian Fraser | 18 Sept

Hear how these two major strands of life are inextricably intertwined

How do Ants Navigate the World?

Dr Patrick Schultheiss | 25 Sept

Discover how two species of Australian desert ants use vision to navigate their world

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