Butterfly Science! (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5)
Journey into the world of butterflies with a butterfly scientist!
Join us for a journey into the world of butterflies, led by a real-life butterfly scientist!
Delve into the differences between butterflies and moths, unravel the secrets of their vibrant colours, and explore their diverse world within the landscapes of Australia. Gain insights into the critical role butterflies play in ecosystems and learn how you can contribute to their conservation.
This session will be led by Marilia Fernandes Erickson who is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University. Currently her research is on aposematism (the use of warning coloration to tell potential predators that an animal is poisonous, venomous, or dangerous) in butterfly and moth communities. To do that, Marilia has been running around Australia with a butterfly catching net to figure out where these beautifully coloured butterflies are, and if their distribution and abundancy is dependent on factors like climate, predation, or mimics.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Arludo
Live Event - Scheduled
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Science and Tech » Biology
Science and Tech » Living World 7-10
Marilia Fernandes Erickson is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University where she studies animal behaviour (why animals do what they do) and visual ecology (how animals see and interpret the world)
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Technology and Materials Requirements
This virtual excursion will run via Zoom. A device with internet connectivity with the capability of streaming video is required.
Attendees can choose to have their cameras enabled or disabled, but all microphones will be muted.
The virtual excursion will include a live presentation and time for a Q&A. Questions can either be submitted as part of your DART booking form or in the Zoom chat.
All student participants must be supervised by a teacher or parent/guardian for this virtual excursion.