The Society's meetings are open to Fellows, guests and members of the public.
Entry is free, but fellows and guests are reminded that if they wish to partake of refreshments before the meeting, there is a $4.00 charge to cover this.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, March to November inclusive. Meeting commence at 6.30 pm and are preceded by wine and nibbles at 6.00 pm.
An invited lecture is normally arranged for each meeting. For ordinary meetings, the reading of papers and the presentation of exhibits of scientific interest may also occur.
These meetings are usually held in the Society's Rooms. Meetings are occasionally organised jointly with other kindred societies and may be held elsewhere. Occasional Symposia on topical issues are also organised by the Society.
COVID 19 restrictions
While in force, a maximum of 30 people are allowed in the room. If wishing to attend a meeting you will be able to attend online using the Zoom platform or by contacting via our email email@example.com so we can limit numbers if necessary.
Sept the 9th, at 6 for 6.30 plus online
Oct; Craig Williams
“Citizen Science for Mosquito Surveillance: Mozzie Monitors and an Emerging National Program in Australia”.
International and Australian innovations in Citizen Science are providing platforms and novel opportunities to expand both the geographic scale and frequency of urban and invasive mosquito surveillance, with increased cost efficiency. Importantly, partnerships between health authorities, research institutions, and schools via citizen science promote strong engagement of the broader community and can foster educational gains, thereby improving public health literacy. Existing Australian citizen science mosquito surveillance programs potentially provide the platform for a nationally coordinated urban program that provides data for early-warning of range expansion of invasive and exotic species, disease and pest management, quality assurance to biosecurity measures, and to provide signals to detect global change impacts on mosquitoes. In this talk I present mosquito collection, participant perception and education data from existing Australian citizen science programs, along with the first data from the pilot Mozzie Monitors national program conducted in 2021.
4 November 2021 - Ralph Tate Memorial Lecture - GSA SA Division, Field Geology Club of SA and Royal Society
Speaker: A/Prof Heather Handley
Topic: Into the volcano: from source to surface and beyond
Time: 5.30pm drinks, 6.30pm lecture
Location: Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Details: This event was originally scheduled for 1 July but was postponed due to COVID-related travel restrictions
Nov 11th; AGM and RSSA Small Research Grant recipients present their findings