Local scientists to share achievements, research at Bunbury National Science Week event

Jacinta CantatoreBunbury Herald
Dolphin Discovery Centre conservation manager Jan Tierney with one of the rescued sea turtles.
Camera IconDolphin Discovery Centre conservation manager Jan Tierney with one of the rescued sea turtles.

Citizen scientists will have the chance to hear some stories from the frontline of environmental research at a National Science Week event on Friday.

The South West Science Council is hosting the Environment and Sustainability Expo to showcase the important work of some remarkable local scientists.

Five experts from a variety of disciplines will present scientific findings which will help future environmental conservation and sustainability work.

The free event is being held at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, where one of the guest speakers has been working to save marine turtles.

Leschenault Catchment Council's Nadia Howe and Dolphin Discovery Centre conservation manager Jan Tierney prepare for the Environment and Sustainability Expo being held at the centre on Friday.
Camera IconLeschenault Catchment Council's Nadia Howe and Dolphin Discovery Centre conservation manager Jan Tierney prepare for the Environment and Sustainability Expo being held at the centre on Friday.

The centre’s conservation manager Jan Tierney will give a talk on the centre’s endangered marine turtle rescue, rehabilitation and release program, which has been operating for 20 years.

“When we first started the program we were just concerned citizens finding these stranded turtles and wanting to help them,” Ms Tierney said.

“Now, with the added citizen science programs and the advances in technology, combined with the internet making it so accessible, this has become a really holistic program across the world.”

Other speakers at the event include UWA post-doctoral fellow Ben Mayne, zero-emissions enthusiast Bryn Azzari and Flo Kaempf, a research scientist at Edith Cowan University.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails