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81st Annual Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture

Thursday 8th August 2024

An inspiring evening with Volunteer Army Founder Sam Johnson and Cawthron's Dr Xavier Pochon presenting on Citizen Science, Empowering Communities.

As we tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time – climate change, biodiversity loss and food security – it is now more important than ever that we harness the collective efforts of engaged citizens to achieve more, and faster. Civic Entrepreneur Sam Johnson will share his experiences of engaging communities for social good, followed by Cawthron’s Dr Xavier Pochon who will provide a comprehensive overview of how citizen science is contributing to mapping ocean health through the newly launched Citizens of the Sea project. Our speakers’ presentations will highlight the synergy between volunteer mobilisation and scientific research, demonstrating how collaborative efforts can lead to meaningful change.

Event format:
Doors open at 6.30pm. The Annual Lecture will begin at 7pm sharp. A Q&A session will follow the guest speaker presentations. The lecture will formally conclude at 8.30pm but refreshments and a light supper will be served for those who wish to stay and mingle a little.

Family Friendly Alcohol Free


August 8


Doors 6.30pm / Lecture 7pm - 8.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Annesbrook Community Church
40 Saxton Road West, Stoke, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Students and U25's free, GA $10 koha or pay what you can afford

Tickets from Humanitix


Ph. 03 548 2319

Additional Info

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