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Jumping Spiders….Do they make YOU jump?

Thursday 1st September 2022

Averill Moser-Rust will share what her research group has learned about these creatures - and what makes jumping spiders different and noteworthy!

*An introduction to spiders, and those found in Aotearoa.
*What makes jumping spiders different and noteworthy.
*Why jumping spiders are of interest to scientists.
*The cool things they’ve learned from them so far.
*What her research is investigating.
*Exciting research on the horizon within her lab group.

Averill is a PhD student at the University of Canterbury studying animal behaviour, particularly jumping spider attentional abilities and decision-making. She is also a science communicator at Nanogirl labs.

Averill will also present workshop sessions about jumping spiders at Cawthron INSPIRE on 2 September, suitable for students aged 8–13 years. See the attached programme for details of all 34 sessions (bookings via Eventbrite).

Proudly brought to you by Cawthron INSPIRE and the Nelson Science Society.

Family Friendly Free


September 1




Nelson & suburbs


Nelson College for Girls
400 Trafalgar St, Nelson

The talk is in the hall. Access is through the main entrance to the school in Trafalgar St.

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Free entry


Ph. 0211032029

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