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RZS NSW Events

RZS NSW hosts various events during the year.

Annual Scientific Forum

Join us and other zoologists to hear about and discuss various views on a current and relevant topic. The annual scientific forum is a great opportunity to network and catch up.

Wildlife at the Watering Hole

Join us monthly at the Rose of Australia to have an informal discussion on a topic that is bound to get you hooked.

Zoology Career Expo

Do you want a career in Zoology? Come and hear first hand what some of your options are. 

Upcoming events

    • 07 September 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, 2000

    Climate change continues to affect ecosystems and humanity more broadly, yet we are still trying to understand how wildlife are responding. The 2024 Royal Zoological Society of NSW scientific forum will bring together speakers from diverse fields to focus on:

    (1) what we can learn from the past, in terms of wildlife responses to shifting climates through Earth’s history,

    (2) wildlife responses to the industrial-era warming of our oceans and continents, and

    (3) the prospects for wildlife in the future, including how they might be affected by climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.

    As the world continues to grapple with extreme climatic conditions because of escalating global temperatures, our wildlife are forced to respond. Such responses may be a deciding factor in predicting species’ susceptibility to this threat to biodiversity. We must therefore learn how species are surviving climate-related responses including exceptional heat waves, warming oceans, extreme weather, megafires, floods and even zoonotic disease and invasive species spread. But we must also consider how wildlife might benefit from habitat manipulation or technological approaches being used, or considered, to reduce our climate footprint. The escalating problem of climate change requires diverse voices and novel ideas, and this forum will provide ample opportunity for discussion and debate about how we can best address the uncharted territory that life on planet Earth is now experiencing.

    Download the forum flyer

    Download the (draft) forum program

    (Draft program as at 21 June 2024)


    Registration is now open with early bird rates until 31 July 2024.

    RZS NSW Member rates are available. If you are not a member, you can join online today and get access to the member registration rates.


    Early Bird
    to 31 July

    From 1 August
    RZS NSW Member  $80  $110
    Non Member  $185  $220
    RZS NSW Student Member  $20  $40

The Royal Zoological Society of NSW aims to promote and advance the science of zoology and protect, preserve and conserve the indigenous animals of Australasia and their associated habitats

Australian Business Number (ABN) : 31 000 007 518

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