Presented by Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, as part of Sydney Science Festival and Eucalyptusdom.
This two-part event will take you on a ride around Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campuses, showcasing two of our world class living experiments. You will firstly take a ride to our EucFACE area about 1km from the main campus, where you will see the iconic EucFACE experiment, which consists of an exposed a patch of native forest exposed to high levels of carbon-dioxide – replicating our predicted future atmosphere. With the levels of carbon dioxide in our air increasing steadily every year and being over 400 parts per million, the experiment is designed to give scientists a window into the future responses of our native Eucalyptus-based forests and its inhabitants to determine how they will respond to a whole new level of CO2.
After this one-hour presentation you will hop back on the bus and head back to the main Hawkesbury campus, where you will see our world-class greenhouse facility and take a tour of the site.
The Greenhouse experiment has a bold vision to enhance national and international food security for an energy and water constrained future. This new facility will help Australian growers tap into the latest research and practices within greenhouse crop production to make their operations more efficient and meet the increased demand for fresh food that can be delivered quickly to markets.
Come along and check out these wonderful hands on experiments and get amongst the future of agriculture. (You may even get to pick your own strawberries!).