Land, water and fire: the science of a continuous culture

Land, water and fire: the science of a continuous culture

The Australian Academy of Science celebrates NAIDOC Week with a presentation on Land, water and fire: the science of a continuous culture online, on Monday 9 November at 5:30pm. You are invited to join in as they explain how Indigenous knowledge and science of land, water and fire can inform and improve the management of the natural world.


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have nurtured a connection to Country, with a profound sense of responsibility to the natural world, for more than 60,000 years. The First Peoples of Australia observe and adapt to the changing of the seasons and climate, and look to the land and the skies to build an intricate knowledge of their environment. They test, develop and advance effective ways of using and sustaining resources: fire, water, food and medicine.

How can all Australians increase and apply our understanding of traditional knowledge, enrich our quality of life and sustain our world? How can the world’s oldest continuing culture improve our understanding of the driest inhabited continent on Earth?

Join the First Peoples of Australia who are testing methodologies and making new discoveries, while applying and embedding traditional knowledge in practice today.

This event will feature Indigenous water and environmental research specialist Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge and urban environment researcher Zena Cumpston. With geographer Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher as MC, they will share a wealth of perspectives on the environment, biodiversity and sustainability. Join us as they explain how Indigenous knowledge and science of land, water and fire can inform and improve the management of the natural world.

Date: Monday 9 November

Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm AEDT

Venue: Livestream via this page

Contact: events@science.org.au

Pre-register now to have your opportunity to submit questions to the speakers prior to the event.

 

 

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