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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 07, 2013

"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."

In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. 

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Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.

BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.

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Reef Corals and Fractals

BY PAUL MUIR
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

"The closer you look, the more complex they become."

In Reef Corals and Fractals from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 9, Paul Muir takes us on a journey zooming in on Coral. No matter which scale you look at them from, coral reefs are incredibly complex and beautiful.  

 

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How do Fish use Colour.

BY JULIE SPENCER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Julie Spencer is the Education Manager for Reef HQ Aquarium, the Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.  She has worked there for the past 17 years. 

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Environmentalism in Art

BY ERIC NASH
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

"Environmentalism [in art] takes things a step beyond representation."

In Environmentalism in Art from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 9, curator Eric Nash shines the spotlight on a collection of artists whose works take on humanity's deep connection to our natural environment. Showing examples ranging from oil paintings depicting the effects of climate change to inspiring sculptures made from salvaged beach rubbish, Nash shares how the tradition of creatively expressing our place and our effect in the natural world continues. A selection of the some of the well-known and close-to-home artworks and artists featured here will be exhibited in the Perc Tuker Gallery this December.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 15th, 2017. 

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Consumer Culture and Environmental Art

BY ALISON MCDONALD
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.

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The Great Seabirds of the Reef and the Grief of Oil Spills and Ships

BY MALCOLM TURNER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Ornithologist and bird nerd Malcolm Turner extols how seabirds are a glorious part of the Great Barrier Reef, but have problems weightier than their feathers.

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The Reef Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

BY FIONA MERIDA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Assistant Director of Tourism and Reef Education Fiona Merida will present to you on a topic known in her world of marine biology as shifting baselines.

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Our Reef needs YOU!

BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr David Wachenfeld 
Chief Scientist GBRMPA

Our Reef needs YOU!

Contrary to many media reports, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead! But it is in trouble and it needs your help. Dr David Wachenfeld from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will explain what you can do.

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Reef credits initiative

BY JAMES SCHULTZ
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

James Schultz

CEO GreenCollar Group

Reef Credits Initiative

There’s been lots of news around the Australian Government $444M reef restoration commitment – great, controversial, but great. But it’s not enough. 

The reef belongs to everyone, and to the future - how can the world contribute?

James is going to tell us how.

 

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New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel

The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.

PAST VOL 3

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Apr 12, 2012

PAST VOL 14

Kuala Lumpur @ The Bee Cafe, Publika
Mar 07, 2012

PAST VOL 4

Townsville
Sep 07, 2013

PAST VOL 8

Kingston @ The Cottage
Nov 13, 2013

PAST VOL 16

Jakarta @ Erasmus Huis
Nov 25, 2013

PAST VOL 9

Townsville
Sep 03, 2015

PAST VOL 26

Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Nov 26, 2015

PAST VOL 26

Halifax @ Seven Bays Bouldering
Feb 28, 2018

PAST VOL 19

Townsville @ Dancenorth
Sep 20, 2018

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A Great Night!

Thank you Santa Fe! Our AMAZING eight presenters really brought the creative juice to Volume One! Or as one attendee said, 'It's like a perfect slice of Santa Fe.' A wonderful start to a healthy PechaKucha career here. Our room at the Travel Bug was full, and we spoke with several people who already volunteered to present at Volume Two. We also gained great new volunteer organizers -- already we're thinking about Volume Two. Please be in touch if you can suggest venues, speakers or if you'd like to help:  PechaKucha.SantaFe@gmail.com. THANK YOU again to all attendees for trying something new, and to our incredible and brave and creative speakers. Great job!!! Peace love and PK, -CR

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PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 4

  Another inspirational and fun night travelling through Antarctica, via the beautiful Great Barrier Reef in a small car to a small house overlooking the Strand Ephemera!    

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

Did you know: the Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest living structure!  In our time of ever growing environmental awarenes to the degadation of coral reefs, David Wachefeld forgoes the controversial issues and instead focuses on the Great Barrier Reef's beauty, and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PKN Townsville Vol. 4 David speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

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Why it is Great to Work in the Sewers - the Reprise

You ever think about where your flushes end up, or who handles it? Sewage District worker Michael Mucha shares how wastewater is being transformed from invisible to invaluable. In “Why it is Great to Work in the Sewers - The Reprise” from PKN Madison, WI Vol. 10 he speaks about how passionate people not afraid to get their hands dirty are turning our sewage problems into priceless product.

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PechaKucha Night Townsville Volume 9, REEF

Millions of tourists visit the reef each year to experience this complex paradise, teeming with life above and below the water - we got to experience a rich part of our landscape, the inspiration, challenges, blemishes and tenacity that our reef holds for all of us.  A big thank you to all of our champions of the reef! Come and join us for VOL. 10 on December 3 for some more about the reef, love, design and other things... "In the Great Barrier Reef, corals set the patterns of life from end to end," says Charlie Veron    

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Jewel of North Queensland

We came together with the common bond for all things creative and community. We believe in the power of shared story; rewarding or challenging, humorous or heart-wrenching, all are worthy of our attention." In Jewel of North Queensland from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, presenters Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn share their home city of Cairns and the spirit of it's people that make the community so special there. From their proximity to the great barrier reef, to their culturally rich heritage, from their deep connection to their natural world, to the busting art and nightlife scene, the city provides so much that the great land down under has to offer. With a such an abundance of passionate people, beautiful landscape, and creative talent, PechaKucha Night Cairns is in an optimal location to bring people together.

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PK People: Boyne, Keith, and Tania

Boyne, Keith, and Tania (and pup, 'Tropical Charlie'): PechaKucha's Organizers in sunny Townsville, Queensland. Living as architects, working as farmers, studying as scholars, and creating as poets and artists, this laid back funky bunch stays well off the beaten path, and engaged everyday with beauty, fragility, and inspiration that Coral Sea and it's treasured Great Barrier Reef brings to their shores. Keeping their hands to the dirt, irons to the fire, and spirit to the winds, they bring intention to their unique PKNs in Townsville, focusing in on preservation, conservation, and living in harmony with the landscape, and it's inhabitants. And no PKN is complete without a committee (read: community)! Big shout out to Sandy McCathie, Yoshie Kenny, Kaz Hauser and Karen Metcalfe, and don't forget Dave Sewell, pizza cook extraordinaire! Thank you all for everything you do to bring the spirit of PechaKucha to Townsville!

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City Focus: Cairns

Just in time for their PKN Vol. 24, Cairns is taking the spotlight for this week’s City Focus. Located in Queensland, Australia, this PK city is breathtaking with it’s clear blue waters and white sand. Cairns is a popular tourist location due to it’s access to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is hosting their PKN Vol. 24 during National Science week and we can’t wait. See you all there!  

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 19 IYOR

Be part of saving our coral reef ecosystems in this, the third International Year of the Reef 2018(IYOR 2018) - see you at our special PechaKucha Night Townsville's VOL. 19 IYOR event!   When: Thursday September 20, 2018 - the bar opens @ 6pm and talks kick off @ 6:30pm Where: Dance North, cnr. Stanley Street and Walker Street, Townsville City Tickets: $5 at the Door Lucky door prize: Studio Kaz "Reef" art glass  

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PechaKucha Townsville's International Year of the Reef

A wonderful series of talks raising awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and as a community what we can do to save them! Thank you to all of our inspiring speakers: David Wachenfeld - Our Reef needs YOU! Adam Smith - Reef Restoration James Shultz - Reef credits initiative Scott Fry - Restoring waterways in the Burdekin Michael Pope - Art of the Reef Kailash Cook - How we can all help coral reefs Sascha Thyer - Aquarium swimming in energy savings Sofia Fortunato - Coral reef scientist to children’s author