MON 12 SEP | SWELL FRINGE | PUBLIC LECTURE – Sea Changes: Finding new fish in the warming waters of South East Queensland | FREE

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Sea Changes: Finding new fish in the warming waters of South East Queensland

Public Lecture hosted by Climate Action Beacon, Griffith University. 


Presentation by world leading Marine Ecologist, Professor Gretta Pecl (University of Tasmania), will focus on our marine environment and climate changed futures, followed by an in conversation with local experts and community leaders. This event explores coastal recreation and the impacts of climate change on our way of life. What can we do to ready ourselves – and our weekends – for climate altered futures?

When | Monday 12th September

Time | 5.30pm – 8.00pm (5.30pm arrival for a 6.00pm start) | Foodtrucks and bar open from 4.00pm

Where | Fringe Pavilion, Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin Beach

Cost | FREE, Registrations Required

This event is part of the Altered Tides: Creative coastal recreation in a climate changed future series hosted by Climate Action Beacon, Griffith University. These events bring Indigenous knowledge, climate and coastal sciences, beach cultures and the arts together to support people and their communities in responding to climate changes. See “Acknowledging Place” masterclass at SWELL by Climate Action Beacon here.


About Professor Gretta Pecl: Gretta Pecl is a Professor of Marine Ecology at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and the Director of the Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) at UTAS. She explores the impact of climate change on natural systems, and helps develop adaptation options for conservation, fisheries and aquaculture, with a specific interest in how climate change is leading to a redistribution of life on earth. She has a strong passion for science communication and engagement with the public and is ranked in the top 200 most influential climate scientists in the world (and the top 20 women).


More about the Fringe Pavilion at Wallace Nicoll Park

The Fringe Pavilion is home of the SWELL Fringe and bar, located in Wallace Nicoll Park, Currumbin Beach. The Fringe Pavilion will come alive each evening with artistic programming such as live music, performance and masterclasses, plus the bar will be open weekdays from 4pm and weekends from 12pm. Our wonderful food vendors The Spanish Catering, SeaViche & The Banger Bar will satisfy all of your cravings. Please note the Fringe Pavilion is a large tent, so if it’s chilly make sure you rug u

Image credit: Salvador Cantellano Washed up from the Tweed and onto Dbar (2020).