The ACT is home to a number of threatened animals, insects and plants which could be facing extinction. Among those needing extra protection are the Grassland Earless Dragon, Northern Corroboree Frog and Button Wrinklewort. The Chair of the ACT Scientific Committee, Professor Arthur Georges has been appointed to another three year term. He spoke to ABC Radio Canberra’s Dan Bourchier about the progress on saving local threatened species. Listen here.
Indigenous Science Conversations in National Science Week – Canberra, 15 August 2018
This National Science Week please join Indigenous researchers and advisors of the National Environmental Science Program at Questacon for a conversation on Indigenous scientific knowledge and practice. Speakers will present approaches to incorporating Indigenous knowledge and values into climate science, biodiversity, threatened species recovery, urban planning, land use and freshwater and marine ecology. Find out more about this event and register here.
Join local textile artist Sally Blake in a fun and creative wattle and eucalypt dyeing workshop. Learn how to make flower, leaf and bark dyes and try your new skills out on a take-home scarf using dyes from local acacias and eucalypts. There will also be a short guided walk showing a variety of wattles and eucalypts within the Gardens. Workshop suitable for 15yrs and over. Bookings essential and close two days prior to event.
Biodiversity & Climate Change Roadshow – Queanbeyan, 20 September – 31 October 2018
The NSW Adaptation Hub’s Biodiversity Node, led by Macquarie University and the Office of Environment & Heritage, is hosting this event which will focus on adaptation planning for species and ecosystems and will present the latest research, new initiatives, methods, case studies and web tools to support adaptation planning for species and ecosystems in the local region. Natural resource managers, decision-makers, adaptation practitioners, planners, scientists and conservation practitioners are invited. Come and engage with leading biodiversity adaptation researchers and other practitioners from across NSW! Registration is free. Click here for more information and to register.