Let Professor Tim Flannery – one of the world’s greatest scientists – take you on a deep dive into our weird, wild and amazing natural world. Are zombie jellyfish real? Do frogs like opera? Find the answers to these questions and more in this fascinating, informative and squirm-inducing session. Hosted by Nat Amoore. Recommended for ages six and up.
Tim Flannery (Australian)
Tim Flannery is the 2007 Australian of the Year. He is Chief Councillor of the Australian Climate Council, Australia's largest and most successful crowdfunded organisation, which he founded in 2013. He is currently Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Climate Change at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Tim has taught at Harvard University and has advised governments both in Australia and Canada. In 2007, he established and co-chaired the Copenhagen Climate Council, and in 2011 was appointed Australia's first Climate Commissioner. He serves on the Board of the Prince Albert II Foundation, and has been a board member of WWF International and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy and an advisor to the National Geographic Society. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has named 25 living and 50 fossil mammal species, many from Papua New Guinea. His 32 books include The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. He has made numerous documentaries and regularly writes for The New York Review of Books.
Nat Amoore (Australian)
Nat Amoore is the author of Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire with her second novel, The Power of Positive Pranking due June 2020. Nat is also a contributor to the short story collection Total Quack Up Again! Nat was a recipient of the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program for 2018 and is a proud Role Model for Books In Homes. She also hosts the children’s literature podcast One More Page.