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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.

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Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.

    COVID-19, China’s wild wet markets, pangolins, and bats - is it US not THEM?

    COVID-19, China’s wild wet markets, pangolins, and bats - is it US not THEM?

    Why do deadly viruses love bats so much, why don’t bats get crook, and what’s with China’s wild wet markets? The curious making of a pandemic. (Summer Season highlight)

    • 31 min
    School gate racism, education reclaimed, and family found (Part 2)

    School gate racism, education reclaimed, and family found (Part 2)

    Three generations with powerful, personal stories of family lost and found, racism, and the right to education reclaimed. This is not your average Science Summer School. (Summer Season highlight)

    • 34 min
    How to be Two Ways strong: Dreamtime science and finding yourself (Part 1)

    How to be Two Ways strong: Dreamtime science and finding yourself (Part 1)

    Pack your pyjamas, we’re heading to camp! From Arnhem Land to Adelaide, Caboolture to Coffs – let's gather from far and wide to meet on Kaurna country. A scientific and cultural odyssey in two parts. (Summer Season highlight)

    • 29 min
    The carnivorous woman – a saga from Charles Darwin to Wheatbelt Western Australia (Part 2)

    The carnivorous woman – a saga from Charles Darwin to Wheatbelt Western Australia (Part 2)

    A flesh-eating botanical saga. Outside the hallowed halls of science, revolutions are made. (Summer Season highlight)

    • 38 min
    A wild and whimsical world of flesh-eating plants (Part 1)

    A wild and whimsical world of flesh-eating plants (Part 1)

    From Day of the Triffids to Little Shop of Horrors, meet a most sagacious animal. What the hell is a plant doing eating flesh? (Summer Season highlight)

    • 26 min
    Mike's Miracle at Lightning Ridge

    Mike's Miracle at Lightning Ridge

    Imagine holding in the palm of your hand an object that holds a big secret - one that could unlock the history of the Australian continent.

    • 25 min

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