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Celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity with a Biologist! (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6)

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Join our resident biologist to celebrate the International Day of Biological Diversity!


Have you ever wondered how many kinds of animals, plants, and fungi live in your house and garden? Tens? Hundreds? Believe it or not, it is likely more than a thousand!

Join our resident biologist, Arman Pili, in celebrating the International Day of Biological Diversity!

In this session, Arman will discuss the most recent estimates on the biodiversity of life on Earth — how many animals, plants, fungi, and even microbes we’re co-living with.

Beyond numbers, Arman will showcase the impeccable diversity of forms, shapes, structures, and functions of his favourite group of animals — amphibians and reptiles!

Arman will wrap up by enlightening the audience on how humans depend on this biodiversity of life and how we, as individuals or as a group, can help secure its brighter future.



Event Details

Date & Time

  22-May-2023    11:45AM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes




Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Biology

Other KLAs

Science and Tech » Living World 7-10

Special Event

Presenter Bio

Arman Pili is a research scientist studying invasive alien species. These are non-native animals, plants, fungi, and microbes brought by people from different parts of the world and to Australia. Invasive alien species are wreaking massive environmental havoc and costing governments heavy economic burdens, not just in Australia but worldwide.

Arman is developing tools that can predict who these invasive alien species are and where they will invade. Using his tools, environmental managers can have an idea of how to stop and manage future alien species invasions.

Arman’s favourite invasive alien species are the amphibian and reptile kinds. One of Arman’s tools is virToad — a simulator of the invasive cane toad. virToad is like a game, and the player’s goal is to develop the most cost-efficient strategy to manage cane toad invasions.

Arman enjoys reading about positive psychology, watching hearty films, and playing table-top role playing games.

Will This Event Be Recorded?

No - This will only be available at the designated date & time (22-May-2023 11:45AM).

Joining The Event

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.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: arludo

Phone: send us an email!

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://arludo.com/

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