The first joint Royal Society of Tasmania-Beer Aquatic event held on Thursday 26 August was a resounding success. To a packed house at the Hobart Brewing Company, Professor Pete Strutton gave a great talk, ‘Dusty with a chance of phytoplankton’, on the link between land and ocean ecosystems.
RST Council and Events Committee member Shasta Henry spoke briefly about the work of the RST and presented the speaker with a copy of the RST publication “Charles Darwin in Hobart Town”.
Membership Secretary Roxanne Steenbergen had membership forms and information about the Society at the ready.
Many thanks to the speaker, organisers Dr Will Hobbs and Dr Christina Schellenberg, and the RST Councillors and other members who supported the event by attending. We hope that this will become an annual event on the RST calendar to celebrate National Science Week.