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Our public talks have now wrapped up for this year as we are having a wee break over the summer while everyone is on holiday and exploring our beautiful country.

The Geopark Public Talk series is part of our community engagement and education programme. We are thrilled that we were able to bring experts from all kinds of backgrounds to Oamaru to share their knowledge and expertise with Waitakians (and the world thanks to Zoom and Facebook Live). The topics presented were always relevant to Waitaki and were designed to showcase Waitaki's geological, cultural and natural stories through an educational lens. Our speakers (and their topics) for 2020 were:

July: Brian Miller - From Zealandia to Oamaru

September: Dr Philippa Agnew - Oamaru's Little Blue Penguin

October: David Barrell - Visit Gondwana; without leaving home

November: Gareth Boyt - Ki Uta Ki Tai; Everything is connected

Did you know that all our public talks have been recorded and are available to watch on our YouTube channel at your convenience? Check out our Public Talk playlist here.

A big thank you to all our speakers for taking the time to come to Oamaru and present about their area of expertise.

We would also like to thank the Oamaru Public library for providing their fabulous space for our public talks. A special thank you goes out to Debbie who has supported and hosted us and the speakers every month.

The Geopark public talk series will re-commence in February 2021 - Every third Thursday of the month! Stay tuned for the upcoming speakers and sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss important dates and announcements.

Did you attend any of our public talks? Then we would love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Please complete our short survey so we can get the speakers and topics that you are interested in.

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