Discovery event with Bob and Annette Vincent

A Discovery Series presentation, run by Friends of the Library volunteers, will describe two bio-diversity surveys undertaken in the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary: in 2009 after a nine-year drought and in 2011 after a two-year wet period.

Bob Vincent

The 2009 survey was organised because there had not been a biodiversity survey completed at this location. Scientific data was needed as evidence to preserve Arkaroola as a Wildlife Sanctuary – safe from mining activities.

Thanks to many people, the Arkaroola Wildlife Sanctuary is now under “Protective Legislation” which went through the South Australian Parliament in April 2012.

Annette Vincent captured the landscape surrounding the Arkaroola survey sites in her artwork and a selection of her work will be displayed. The presentation will be augmented by survey equipment and preserved invertebrate samples.

About Friends of the Library speakers

Annette Vincent

Robert (Bob) Vincent is Professor Emeritus, Physics, School of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of Adelaide. 

Annette Vincent is a scientist and artist who learnt to draw during her Biological Sciences degree at Canterbury University NZ.

Scientific Expedition Group (SEG) is a voluntary organisation founded 40 years ago which runs several biodiversity surveys each year.

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