Could St Bees Hold the Key for Koala Survival?
Friday Forum will hear about the Earthwatch Koala Research Project on St Bees Island, situated 30 km from Mackay. Cheryl Bean will be the Guest Speaker on Friday, July 11th at 11.15am, at the Environment Centre Wallace Park.
She will discuss her experiences and the learning outcomes from her 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to participate as a volunteer, in this breakthrough study. This study is led by Dr Alistair Melzir of Central University of Queensland and Dr Bill Ellis, Conservation of Endangered Species of San Diego's Zoological Society. It partners with other koala studies and groups, collecting data, to provide scientific understanding of the many diverse and complex factors needed to sustain a healthy koala population, such as can be found on St Bees Island.
Interpretive Birding from 8.30am; Morning coffee from 10am; General environmental forum discussion from 10.30am and Cheryl's talk from 11.15am. Come to all, - or whichever part is of interest to you. Everyone is welcome. Call 5474 2486.
Following Friday July 18th, features Janet Millington from South Coast Energy Action Centre - SEAC - presenting "Think Local, Act Global" - Transition Towns, Peak Oil issues and much more.
Queensland Home Garden Expo at Nambour showgrounds, Friday July 11th - Sunday 13th
Guest speakers from 9 am - 4 pm daily, covering all aspects of permaculture, growing food and herbs, worm farms, creating frog and native bird habitats and much more.
Lake MacDonald Water Festival, August 17th, 10am - 3pm
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