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In 2010 the National Museum of Australia presented an exciting series of programs for families and adults as part of the Water: H20=Life exhibition in Canberra. If you missed the following talks, the audio and transcripts are available as audio on demand.
The Age of Stupid – film screening and discussion
Saturday 10 April, 7pm to 9.30pm
Set in the future, this film asks the question: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?
Film followed by a discussion with environmental historian Tom Griffiths, climate change expert Will Steffen and science communicator Julian Cribb.
Tasting and discussion: Recycled water
Saturday 20 March 2010, 2pm to 3.30pm
Join CSIRO scientists Simon Toze and Kelly Fielding and infectious diseases physician Peter Collignon to explore the benefits, pitfalls and palatability of recycled water.
Presentation: Water and the Spirit
Thursday 4 March, 12.30pm to 2pm
Author John Archer has travelled the world recording the stories, legends, myths and rituals of cultures that revere water.
Water: H2O=Life is organised by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul (www.smm.org), in collaboration with the National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, São Paulo, Brazil; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.