- ACT Humanist Society Forum: Jordan Peterson and Humanism
We will learn more about Jordan Peterson and discuss whether his teachings and his popularity are significant for humanists and Humanist organisations and if so, what action should be taken. The Forum is also a great opportunity to meet members of the ACT Humanist Society. This month's forum will be held at a new location: Meeting Room 4 The Griffin Centre 07/20 Genge Street, Canberra City Please phone Mary-Anne on[masked] if you arrive late and cannot get in.
- Community Outing: Twilight Walk at Mulligans Flat BOOK NOW
You MUST book your tickets here: https://mulligansflat.org.au/event/woodlands-twilight-tour-24-04-19/ Cost is $49.50 per person. SPACE is LIMITED and this event is open to the public so BOOK NOW! A night tour at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is a unique experience to step back in time and experience the Australian bush as it was 100 years ago. At night things really come to life in the Sanctuary. Nocturnal animals awaken hungry and looking for food. An Ecologist will take you deep into the Sanctuary, inside the predator-proof fence, where native animals are thriving in the absence of foxes and feral cats. On the tour you might be lucky enough to witness the Eastern Bettong foraging on native truffles in the wild (this species has been extinct from the Australian mainland for almost 100 years). Or see a tiny sugar glider eating nectar from the top of a flowering eucalyptus tree (photo was taken by one of our members on this tour in January). You can observe various kangaroo and wallaby species feeding in their natural environment. Possums are often spotted slowly walking along the ground from tree to tree, as they have adapted to their predator free environment.
- Humanist Book Club: Soul of an Octopus
Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalities—gentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways. Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2U9s5cc Kindle edition with audio: https://amzn.to/2HP82Jv Book depository paperback: https://bit.ly/2CDb9Rv Or from your local bookstore.