The 2nd Annual Byron Bay Science Film & Talk Fest begins tomorrow at the Byron Bay Community Centre from 2pm and 6pm (admission free). It’s once a month through to November – a more relaxed and thoughtful style of festival.
Join the think tank at every session and make science fiction fact.
Every session offers practical suggestions for projects and innovations that could be started here in Byron Shire. Some are pragmatic: e-dollars, local power, food forests, electric bikes, community investments.
Others build local knowledge: online collection of local sightings of wildlife and plants and their lifecycles. How well are these neighbours? Haven’t some disappeared? My special interest is the history of marine wildlife. How are the varieties and numbers of animals changing over time? Aren’t these so different from even 20 years ago? What is required for their future?
How about a local museum and natural history centre? What about live underwater transmissions – these types of tours are popular off the coast of the USA and UK. Wouldn’t people line up to join in underwater submersible tours of our Blue Guyots (underwater volcanoes)?
Here in the 21st century, all these are both real place centres and virtual events online. Fresh tourism or rediscovery by residents, these local knowledge activities are local power opportunities. Come to the ‘sci fest’ and find out more.