PLAYING CRICKET WITH HAPPY FEET AN ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE GREG CAWTHRAY School of Plant Biology Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences The University of Western Australia email@example.com Greg holds a degree in Chemistry with a sub-major in Aquatic Biology and has been working at UWA in the School of Plant Biology as Senior Scientific Officer for 12 years. During the summer of 2008-09, Greg worked for the Australian Antarctic Division and sailed on the Aurora Australis to Davis station in Antarctica for a 4 month stint as Station Laboratory Manager. It’s a far cry from the lands of WA, but the white of Antarctica sure does beat the white lab coat! Greg will present a pictorial diary of his working adventure to Davis with a brief stopover at the Sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island on the way home. After some 10 years of burning desire, the dream has been realized. MINERAL TO METAL: COPPER EXTRACTION & RECYCLING DR DAN CHURACH - EDUCATION MANAGER Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing and Lecturer, Murdoch University Dan.Churach@CSRP.com.au MR KEN SEYMOUR - TECHNICAL MANAGER Chemistry and Mathematical Sciences, Murdoch University K.Seymour@murdoch.edu.au Copper is one of the most important metals in today’s society being essential for almost all electrical appliances. However, it’s abundance in the earth is remarkably low and we can economically extract it only where nature has concentrated it. This hands-on workshop demonstrates the extraction of copper from an oxidised ore using equipment and reagents found in every schools chemistry laboratory. By the end of the workshop participants will have extracted copper metal from ore. Sustainability issues concerning copper in particular and mining in general will be discussed. Each participant will receive a comprehensive set of notes covering the extraction of copper, a full description of an experiment which can be used with students of almost every grade and some notes on how the experiment relates to the curriculum. (NB: Due to equipment requirements we will need to limit the number of participants to 14.) Please note that for any demonstrations or activities, the same safety precautions will be guaranteed for both presenters and audience, as would apply if the workshop were being delivered in a school classroom.