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Celebrate National Bird Week With Magpie Scientists! (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5)

Live Event

Join us for National Bird Week to learn all about the fascinating lives of birds!


Come learn about the amazing diversity of birds this National Bird Week!

Lizzie and Grace are PhD students and behavioural ecologists working with magpies at the University of Western Australia. Lizzie studies why some magpies are smarter than others, and Grace studies how magpies are impacted by man-made noise. Together, they will show you how to identify birds based on features such as colour, size, and shape. They will also introduce you to some of the fascinating things birds do – from mimicry, to deception, to dance!

Join us for National Bird Week to learn all about the fascinating lives of birds!



Event Details

Date & Time

  18-Oct-2023    11:45AM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



45 Minutes




Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Special Event

Other KLAs

Science and Tech » Biology

Science and Tech » Living World 7-10

Presenter Bio

Grace Blackburn is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia studying the effects of man-made noise on animal behaviour. Grace is curious as to how cognition can aid animals to cope with their ever changing environment.

Lizzie Speechley is a behavioural ecologist at the University of Western Australia. Her PhD explores the drivers of individual differences in cognition in the Western Australian magpie. She has also completed her Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and is a Higher Education Academy Fellow.

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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.

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Name: arludo

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Email: [email protected]

Website: https://arludo.com/

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