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Last Updated: 2nd August 2018
Vertebrate Pesticide Training Courses
South East Local Land Services is running FREE 1080/Pindone/PAPP Vertebrate Pesticide Training Course at Berry
Vertebrate Pesticide Training Course Thursday 16th August, 8.45am -12pm
The course is provided FREE OF CHARGE to participants who join our Feral Fighters Program.
Upon successful completion your accreditation will be valid for five years.
Catering: Morning tea will be provided
RSVP by to Charles Signorelli on 0418 241 251 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who's Living on my Land Workshop
Where: Ulladulla Civic Centre
When: Monday 6th August
Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm
'Who’s living on my land?’ is a citizen science project that helps regional private landholders discover what species are on their property. Landholders learn how to set up a camera trap to survey for wildlife using a motion sensor infrared cameras; then borrow a camera for a two-week survey on their property.At the end of the survey, landholders post the camera and the images back to us and we identify all the animals that came by the camera trap. We use the results of a citizen science wildlife survey to encourage landholders to participate in conservation initiatives like habitat conservation and pest control to support native wildlife on their private land.
Getting to Know Your Native Grasses
Saturday 11 August 9.30am - 12.30pm
Braidwood (Upper Shoalhaven Landcare)
You are invited to spend a fascinating morning getting to know you native grasses and grasslands in the Upper Shoalhaven. Knowledgeable speaker Geoff Robertson will talk on the natural home of native grasses and about grasses in remnant woodlands. How to identify individual native grass species, the production value of native grasses and how to mange grasslands. RSVP to Rebecca 4842 2594 or by email
National Science Week - Incredible Algae organisms
When: Wednesday 15th August
Time: 6.30pm to 8pm
Where: Wollongong Library
Join Dr Janice McCauley, an analytical chemist, to learn how algae-based biotechnology innovation is addressing issues of sustainability, food, health and energy security.
Discover the potential of algae and how these remarkable organisms are shaping the future of food, fuel and medicine for a world population that is expected to reach up 10 billion people in 2050.
Dr Janice McCauley is a Research Fellow working on industry-focused bioproducts within the Climate Change Cluster (C3) as part of the expansion of the Bioproducts Research Program at UTS. Her research explores how microalgae can be used as food, ingredient and /or bioactive supplement to benefit human health.
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Exploring Windang Island
Come and explore this unique coastal environment on a guided nature walk.
11am – 2pm on Friday 24 August, or
12pm – 3pm on Saturday 25 August.
Located at the entrance to Lake Illawarra and linked to the mainland by a sand spit, Windang Island has high conservation significance and a fascinating history. Hear about the threatened grasslands, talk about the geology and history of the island, see the wheels and rails remaining from a failed attempt at making a harbour in the 1890's and spot life in the rock pools and surrounding beach area. Bring your binoculars if you have them and we will take some time to look for whales and sea birds from the great vantage point at the end of the Island.
This is a medium grade walk and you must have a good level of fitness and agility as it involves walking on wet rocks, rock scrambling and walking on sand. Children aged over 10 years are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Places are limited and bookings are essential. Book on-line now, or call Council on 4221 6111.
Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture - UOW
When: 17th August,
Where: Building 43 – Sciences Teaching Facility, UOW
About the Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture
The late Allan Sefton was well known to residents of the Illawarra and further afield for his work as a naturalist and conservator of the local environment. In recognition of his contributions to environmental science in the Illawarra region, the Allan Sefton Memorial Lecture was established in 1993 and is a public occasion where a distinguished Australian scientist speaks on a topic of wide environmental interest.
The guest speaker for this year will be Kate Smolski, CEO of Nature Conservation Council, who will deliver the lecture titled “Paradise Lost: The Erosion Of NSW Environmental Laws, NSW 2011-2018”. The lecture will discuss wider trends and include NSW case studies and on how nature and science became collateral damage in the culture wars.
Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the lecture.
RSVP before 13th August by registering here: bit.ly/sefton2018
For further event details please visit: smah.uow.edu.au/sees/uow234632
Kangaroo Valley Cheese Making Workshops
Workshops include: Basic cheese making, white mould / hard cheese and blue mould cheese.
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Berry Small Farms Field Day
When: Friday 7th & Saturday 8th
Where: Berry Showground
It's on again! Bigger and better than ever. The 2018 Berry Small Farm Field Days are in the planning and will be held once again at the beautiful Berry Showground, Berry NSW on Friday and Saturday, 7th and 8th September 2018. This will be the 7th year the Rotary Club has staged the Field Days.
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Grasslands Society Pasture Update - Berry
When: Friday 21st September
Where: Berry Community Church
Time: 10am to 3pm (TBC)
More details to follow...
Biodiversity & Climate Change Roadshow - Wollongong
Tuesday 30th October
How can we conserve species from the impacts of climate change?
Do you know how to find and use available climate information to support adaptation planning for species and ecosystems in your local region? Would you like to learn about the new methods and web tools delivered from the NSW Biodiversity Adaptation Research Node, to support adaptation planning for biodiversity?
Join us for a day of tailored training with leading climate adaptation researchers and practitioners from across NSW. The information in the sessions will suit academics, natural resource managers, decision-makers, scientists and conservation practitioners at all levels, from senior leaders to early career professionals.
- Presentations from leading Australian ecological & climate researchers
- Case studies & demonstrations
- Explore interactive adaptation web tools
- Ask questions, engage in discussion & connect with other adaptation researchers & practitioners
The Biodiversity & Climate Change Roadshow is a joint initiative of Macquarie University and the Climate Change Adaptation team from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.
This is a free event. Get in quick, registrations will fill up fast as there is limited seating availability.
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