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					            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

                               gcawthra@plants.uwa.edu.au


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.

				
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