A History of Life in Zealandia in 100 Objects, and Interactive Geology Exhibits

Travel back in time! Associate Professor Daphne Lee from the Department of Geology at the University of Otago presents a free public lecture “A History of Life in Zealandia in 100 Objects” on Tuesday November 29, 7.30-8.30pm at the Lake Wanaka Centre. 100 extraordinary fossils tell the 40 million year history of life in Southern Zealandia preserved in volcanic craters, captured in amber, buried in lake and estuarine mud, trapped in swamps and cemented in rocky shore concretions. Learn about the history of Zealandia from a leading expert in your own backyard.

Before the lecture, check out the free Interactive Geology Exhibits from 6-7pm at the Lake Wanaka Centre. What makes Wanaka geology unique? How did the rocks around Wanaka form? Want to learn about faults and earthquakes? Geologists from the University of Otago are setting up a range of hands-on exhibits to explore some fascinating geology, share their world and answer your questions. See how folds are formed, landscapes created and what that means for us. For all the family (ages 6+).

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Associate Professor Daphne Lee
Associate Professor Daphne Lee