WEN Wales in partnership with Super Science Swansea
When: March 8 2020
Where: Swansea, United Kingdom
National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 3RD
Join Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales in partnership with National Waterfront Museum and Oriel Science, to celebrate International Women’s Day, meeting extraordinary women whose lives and careers have been shaped by science.
Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/super-science-swansea-2020-28892790629
WEN Wales has created a list of 100WelshWomen (to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. Come celebrate their contribution to our national life and inspiring women who are currently shaping the future of Wales.
From Trash to Cash: An interactive workshop transforming waste plastic and carbon dioxide into useful products
12:00 – 13:00
Dr Jennifer Rudd, Recycling Carbon & Martin Paley, Precious Plastic Lancaster will host a live, interactive presentation around reducing our plastic waste by transforming old objects into something new live on stage. They’ll also tackle something much harder, answering the question, what do we do with carbon dioxide? Come and find out more!
Citizen Science: stemming the tide of plastic pollution - Lauren Eyles
13:30 – 14:30
Lauren Eyles will reflect on over 10 year’s commitment to studying the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans and coastal landscape. As Gillian Burke from BBC Springwatch has said:
“We are only just waking up to the vital role our oceans play in stabilising our climate and supporting all life on earth. Lauren is a brilliant and passionate advocate who is helping to spread this message and to get us all falling in love with our blue planet. ”
Lauren is a regular contributor on national television including appearances on Blue Planet UK, BBC Coast, Blue Peter, Newsround, Springwatch and Countryfile.
Plastics, podcasts and petri dishes
Women Activists in Science: Panel Discussion
14:45 – 15:30
Dr Kamila Hawthorne, one of WEN Wales’ 100WelshWomen and Head of Graduate Entry Medicine, Swansea University will host a panel discussion with Lauren Eyles, Marine Biologist and ocean conservationist; Alice Gray, STEMinist and science writer; Dr Jennifer Rudd, Research Officer at ESRI, Swansea University; and a short video contribution by Emily Penn, Director of Exxpedition, international advocate for clean oceans, and the youngest and only female recipient of the Yachtmaster of the Year award.