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 a Sydney-based author, book-lover, professional tree-climber and all-round bucket of fun. Her debut novel Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire came out in 2019 with Penguin Random House, and was Australia's #1 bestselling debut Aussie children’s fiction in 2019. Her second book The Power of Positive Pranking was released in 2020, with two more books set for 2021. Nat is also a host of KidLit podcast, One More Page which has over 50K downloads and was a finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category for the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.