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Natural Sciences

Join Steve Crawford and Adrian Sherriff as they chat with their guests about some of the most unique and fascinating wildlife on Earth.


Kristen Messenger, owner of Bugs n Slugs, tells us why mangroves matter and gives a passionate plea for mangrove conservation.

Click here to sign the petition to save the St Kilda mangroves :)

 Image by Bishnu Sarangi from Pixabay 


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John Gitsham is the Senior Park Ranger in charge of the Coorong National Park, the former president of Birds SA, and is a skilled and passionate wildlife photographer. We chat with John about one of his favourite groups of birds, the ducks.

The below image is of Australian Shovellers. Photo credit: John Gitsham. John_Gitsham9ow11.jpg

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We recently had a visit from Dr Cheryl Wilson to learn about the science behind the benefits of connecting with the natural world. Cheryl specialises in Lifestyle Medicine and has a life-long passion for wildlife and nature.

Follow Dr Wilson's Facebook page, Living Well with Dr. Wilson for more heath tips.


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David Mclelland is a wildlife veterinarian at the Adelaide Zoo. We chat about some of David's experiences working with wildlife, from devils to dragons and everything in between.


Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

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ANiMOZ Creator, Joel Howland, is a student studying Animal Science at Flinders University in Adelaide.

He designed ANiMOZ - a trading card game - as a way to engage kids and people of all ages in Australia’s incredibly unique, but endangered native fauna.

Every card features a different native Australian animal, from the powerful Wedge-tailed Eagle to the critically endangered Mountain Pygmy Possum.

Click here to buy the ANiMOZ starter pack.


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After 54 years of dedicated service to the veterinary care, wellbeing, conservation and research of wildlife, Dr David Schultz, former Zoos SA veterinarian, has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to veterinary medicine, to zoological societies, and to philanthropy.

We chat about rock-wallaby cross-fostering, wildlife reintroduction projects and we get David's advice on how to get involved in the conservation industry. 


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Samantha Bywaters a lecturer in Conservation and Land Management, is an advocate for volunteering and is doing a PhD on conserving orchids in a changing climate. 


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Researchers Dr Mike Swinbourne and Dr Alyce Swinbourne chat with us about wombat ecology, natural history and conservation. You can check out Mike's Facebook page, 'Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats - the Science', for more awesome wombat information, pics and videos.  


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Michael Mills is the creative director at Heaps Good Productions. He connects all ages to the natural world through song, theatre and storytelling with characters such as Professor Flint and with his Facebook page Dinosaur University.  


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John has a PhD in Ecosystem Management and has published over 100 peer reviewed journal articles in the fields of arid zone ecology, reptile and avian ecology, mining and grazing impact assessment, vertebrate pest management and threatened species recovery.

Click here to find our more about John's most recent book 'Among The Pigeons'.


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