Dr Erin Hahn

Dr Erin Hahn

Have you ever dreamt of traveling back in time to prevent existential threats such as bushfires and rising sea levels? Unfortunately, we cannot change the timeline but we can look at clues from our past to inform the decisions we make to protect our future. In the absence of a time machine, Dr. Erin Hahn collects historical clues at the Australian National Wildlife Collection.

Erin gathers information about the effects of environmental change by looking at the DNA of historical specimens. She then communicates her findings to support endangered species rehabilitation programs and influence decision-making.

Join us to hear about Erin’s journey to becoming scientist.

Watch the video here.

Download the worksheet here.

Any questions, email stelr.admin@atse.org.au 

This event is presented by the STELR Project (STELR) as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES).