HOMEWARD BOUND: Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters

Cremorne Theatre, QPAC

Summary

Going to extremes to save the planet.

In 2015 a leadership expert from Melbourne and a marine scientist from Tasmania launched a bold idea – to gather 80 or so female scientists from across the globe and send them to the most isolated and least visited place on Earth… Antarctica.

This dream, dubbed ‘Homeward Bound’, became a reality in 2017 with the first expedition safely completed and the next cohort enrolled. We have assembled a group of Homeward Bounders to showcase the stories, science and achievements behind this important and inspirational plan to influence big decisions made globally for the future of our planet.

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Rhianna Patrick

Moderator

Rhianna Patrick

During her 17 years at the ABC, Rhianna has worked across news and current affairs (including triple j news), television documentaries and radio. She currently presents a national programme, Sundays...

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Cecile Godde

Participant

Cecile Godde

Cecile Godde is a food systems research scientist at The University of Queensland and the Australian federal government agency, CSIRO. She is passionate about the challenges facing agriculture in terms...

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Mary-Anne Lea

Participant

Mary-Anne Lea

Mary-Anne Lea is a polar marine ecologist whose research focuses on the influence of climate change and variability within the marine environment on top predator behaviour and distributions in the...

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Beth Strain

Participant

Beth Strain

Beth Strain is a Lecturer in Marine Biology and a Project Leader for the National Centre for Coasts and Climate, who works on solving environmental problems for stressed out marine...

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Location

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Age Recommendation

Ages 13+

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