Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Cold on the Trail of Cryptids

Speaker: Dustin Welbourne
Date: Wednesday 13th of July 2011
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Lecture theatre, Innovations Building, Eggleston Rd, ANU

Dustin will be speaking on what he calls the ‘crypto continuum’, and the evidence, or lack of evidence for unlikely organisms. His talk will range from unusual animal behaviour on one end of the continuum, – behaviour or traits that haven’t really been observed scientifically but often claimed i.e. snakes chasing people – through to the seemingly evolutionarily implausible i.e. such “beasts” as the chupacabra, Pegasus, and some crypto-botanical examples.

Dustin is completing a Masters in Science Communication through the ANU, and expects to begin a PhD on invasive organisms at ADFA this year. He is the director of the Canberra Reptile Sanctuary.

Dinner will follow the lecture (venue tbc). To RSVP for dinner please contact