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CuttleFest Science in the Pub

  • - (ACST)
  • South Whyalla Football Club
    Beach Road, Whyalla SA 5600, Australia

Join the Experiencing Marine Science team, guest artists, and SA scientists for a hot meal, sit back and experience a mesmerising dive with cuttlefish from the comfort of your chair via VR goggles, and learn more about the rock star lifestyle of the giant cuttlefish. Marvel at cephalopod photographs, sculptures, and drawings.

There will be activities for children (and adults can get involved) including a craft table, an Aboriginal drawing class, a drawing competition, and a virtual reality marine life experience.

The schedule is:

  • 6.00 pm: Great Southern Reef VR experience & Aboriginal art drawing & Fab Five drawing competition for kids in the craft corner
  • 6.30 pm: Meals served.
  • 7.20 pm: Bangarla Welcome to Country.
  • 7.25 pm: Introductions
  • 7.30 pm: Cephalopods - Octopus, squids, and Cuttlefishes – Marine Ecologist Janine Baker.
  • 7.50 pm: Protecting the Unique South – Dr. Shelley Paull Marine Coordinator, National Parks, and Wildlife Service South Australia.
  • 8.10 pm: Finding the Fab Five - Prof. Bronwyn Gillanders and Dr. Nina Wootton (University of Adelaide).
  • 8.30 pm: Student-led citizen science project live streams cuttlefish aggregation to the world - Catherine Larkin (AusOcean)
  • 8.50 pm: Q&A panel with artists and scientists.
  • 9.00pm: Close

Meals can be ordered between 6 -7.30 pm (no orders will be taken after 7.30 pm).

Thank you to our supporters Inspiring SA, University of Adelaide, AusOcean, the City of Whyalla, and National Parks and Wildlife Service SA.