SAMREC – Presentation on “Seabirds of Algoa Bay” by Michelle du Toit

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK 2011

Invitation to presentation on “Seabirds of Algoa Bay” by Michelle du Toit

Saturday 6 August 2011 9.00 for 9.30 am

Venue: SAMREC, Cape Recife

National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), is a countrywide celebration of science involving various stakeholders and/or role players
conducting science-based activities. National Science Week is run in all nine provinces
simultaneously at multiple sites per province

As part of National Science Week activities in Port Elizabeth, Bonani Educational Enterprises and SAMREC will be hosting a presentation by Michelle du Toit from Bayworld on “Seabirds of Algoa Bay” focusing on African Penguins and Cape Gannets on Saturday 6th August 2011 at SAMREC, Cape Recife starting at 9.00 for 9.30 am. After the presentation SAMREC volunteers will be on hand to take participants on a tour of the rehabilitation facilities. The Coffee Shop will be open after the presentation for anyone wanting to enjoy some light refreshments. Entry is free of charge

For almost a decade after obtaining her Masters degree in Zoology, Michelle alternately
worked for a year and travelled for a year (doing contracts and volunteer fieldwork, mainly in
marine conservation), until she started working at Bayworld as a research assistant in
marine biology. This entails supporting activities in conservation and marine research
(including sharks, whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds, sea turtles, etc.) as well as collection
and curation of marine natural history collections. Michelle’s main area of expertise is in
seabirds, having conducted fieldwork on a number of species worldwide (including
penguins, albatrosses, petrels, cormorants, gannets, guillemots, puffins, terns, kittiwakes
and seagulls).

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One Response to SAMREC – Presentation on “Seabirds of Algoa Bay” by Michelle du Toit

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