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Want to help your kids be a Conservation Biologist for the day tomorrow?

We’re heading out for a quick walk through the Hunter Wetlands National Park tomorrow to search for White Ibis as part of the Australian white ibis community survey. Those of you in NSW, Queensland and Victoria can join in too if you like? More details here. I reckon, that if you want to maximise your chances of spotting one, a trip to your local tip is your best bet. There's a reason these birds are commonly known as the bin chicken or tip turkey. Other opportunities to get involved in nature conservation I’m noticing more and more opportunities for the... Read more →

Clean Up Australia Day is on next weekend. We've registered to help out at our local park. How about you? Are you going to help clean up Australia? Little Eco on her second Clean Up Australia Day. This year will be her fourth. Read more →

I've been thrilled to see an increasing number of opportunities for the community to be involved in biodiversity conservation. Like this Sunday 31st October, you could join in an Australia-wide Ibis Census. Or if you live in Western Australia, you could help by listening out for the the White-striped Bat. Or if you live in NSW you can help by taking this Community Wildlife Survey. The opportunities seem endless. There's also ClimateWatch, Earthwatch, Landcare, and Conservation Volunteers Australia. You can even become a Scientist for a day or help conserve Sydney Harbour National Park’s flora and fauna. A team of... Read more →

Do you sometimes struggle to find ways to connect with nature when living in a city? I recently re-discovered a great place to connect with nature in the city: the museum. I had a girls day out in Sydney with my mum and Little Eco on Sunday. We were planning to catch a ferry to the zoo, but the rain dampened our enthusiasm. We decided to visit the Australian Museum instead. Wow! What a great place for kids to play with nature. There's a Kidspace especially for under 5's. "Kidspace is a dedicated 'mini-museum' that stimulates young children's imaginations and... Read more →

For those of you in Newcastle tomorrow (Sunday) don't forget the unreal second hand clothing event 'Raid My Wardrobe'. I came away with some great finds last time (shown above) and this time there will be twice as many stalls! Raid My Wardrobe Newcastle: Sunday 21st August 10am to 2pm at the Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Broadmeadow. Future 'Raid My Wardrobe' events are to be held in Maitland, Central Coast and Sydney. More details here. Read more →