Science in the Pub Night

learn about the amazing cuttlefish during a comfy night out

When: 30 June 6pm-9pm
Where: Roopena Football and Sporting Club, 19-33 Fisk Street, Whyalla Norrie

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Join the EMS 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, a colouring in competition, and a virtual reality marine life experience.


6.00 pm - Great Southern Reef VR experience & colouring in competition for kids in the craft corner

6.30 pm – Meals served.

7.00 pm - Acknowledgement to Country.

7.15 pm - Introductions

7.20 pm - Cephalopods - Octopus, squids, and Cuttlefishes – Marine Ecologist Janine Baker.

7.55 pm - Protecting the Unique South – Dr. Shelley Paull Marine Coordinator, National Parks, and Wildlife Service South Australia.

8.15 pm - Cuttlefish research discoveries along Cuttlefish Coast. Dr Ben Stobart, PIRSA

8.45 pm - Q&A panel with artists and scientists.

9.00 pm - End


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



Meals can be ordered between 6 -7 pm. There will be a range of meals available including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.


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