Dr Jane Stadler and Dr Peta Mitchell receive Inspiring Australia Grant

23 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Dr Jane Stadler and Dr Peta Mitchell for receiving an Inspiring Australia Grant for their project detailed below:

Red Dog and red dirt: true tales of Australia's ecology

Norman Lindsay’s ‘The Magic Pudding’ not only told memorable and charming yarns, but also brought alive for readers, the Australian bush and animals as a vivid part of our cultural narrative. Through social media, an interactive map and a smartphone app, the University of Queensland’s Locating Science project will use storytelling to connect acclaimed Australian books and films with eco-cultural themes, supported by an Inspiring Australia grant of $35,000 Think desert, mining and Red Dog; marine ecology and Dirt Music; biodiversity and The Hunter. The online space will share participants’ stories and images and be a truly public forum for discussion and education, new ideas and engaging the general public with the science behind Australian stories.

Dr Peta Mitchell  Dr Jane Stadler

Media contact: Dr Jane Stadler – j.stadler@uq.edu.au – 07 3365 3136

Full Media Release can be found here.