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Fresh From the Field – Bat colonies

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Find out what a real live scientist does when out in the field. Many parasites that make people sick can sometimes come from wildlife sharing our cities and make their way to people through the environment or contaminated food. Equally the parasites we carry can be spread to wildlife via environmental contamination.

Join Dr Michelle Power as she visits a bat colony to collect poo samples to study diseases that are transmissible between wildlife and people. Using live and pre-recorded footage we will show the process of collecting samples from field locations and explain about parasite spread and surveillance.

How to participate?

  • Join us at 10:30am (AEST) Wednesday 19 August on this Facebook page
  • Click 'going' on this event, be on Facebook at 10:30am AEST Wednesday 19 August and we will go live.
  • Straight after this event we will go live with the companion event "Live from the lab – Poo analysis" at 10:45am AEST Wed 19 August
  • Any problems please send us a Facebook Message.

This Inspiring Australia event is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.