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The Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLMM) Research Centre is thrilled to announce its inaugural science forum, scheduled for Saturday, June 15th, 2024.

Designed to foster community involvement, the forum will feature a diverse range of sessions catering to all age groups, from interactive morning sessions for children to in-depth discussions with researchers during afternoon and evening sessions.

Event Sessions:

Puddle Play: 9:00-9:45am Geared towards children aged 2-4, this session offers an exploration of the CLLMM area's wildlife and environment through the lens of Ngarrindjeri culture, featuring storytelling and engaging activities.

Splashy Scientists: 11:00am-12:00pm Tailored for kids aged 6-10, this program delves into climate change science with a focus on Ngarrindjeri culture, incorporating hands-on activities and interactive experiences.

Meet the Researchers: 2:00-4:00pm Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with researchers and learn about upcoming research projects through engaging presentations.

Speed dating...with science: 6:00-8:30pm Join us for an evening of exploration into the complexities of the Murray-Darling Basin, featuring a guest speaker. Additionally, participants can connect with researchers through a scientist 'speed dating' session to discover upcoming research projects.

Launched in February 2024, the CLLMM Research Centre has several exciting research projects in the pipeline and pilot projects are currently underway. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about these projects directly from the researchers and understand their significance to the CLLMM region.

Dr. Nick Whiterod, Research Program Manager at the CLLMM Research Centre, is thrilled about the forum and community involvement. He said, "We're excited to share our upcoming research projects with the community and show how their input has shaped our focus. We look forward to some engaging discussions."

The forum will be held at Level 1, 92-94 Barrage Road, Goolwa, on June 15th, 2024. Registration is a must as places for each session are limited. To register visit - All members of the community are welcome to attend.

The Research Centre serves as a regionally based research collaboration, facilitating increased involvement of First Nations and community members in the design, delivery, and dissemination of knowledge to inform decision-making in the region.

This National Reconciliation Week, the AWA and WSAA will host a webinar celebrating some great Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories from the Australian water industry. We’ll hear from Clinton Lund at Water Corporation, who are taking over providing water and wastewater services for 142 remote Aboriginal communities. And we’ll hear from John Sebasio from Veolia, who is part of an all-Aboriginal team who run the water treatment plant at Bamaga, Cape York.

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