Program listing

Program listing

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4 May, Fri 10:00AM May Day: its History, Achievements & Challenges
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) WEA/Unions NSW event. Learn about this celebration that was first celebrated in Australia by striking shearers at Barcaldine in Queensland in 1891. The course will include a light lunch followed by a short walk to Sussex Street, for a guided tour of Unions NSW's May Day display and their historic Banner Room. This course will also acknowledge the contribution that the union movement has made to the environment movement including the outstanding contribution that the Green Bans made in protecting Sydney’s urban environment. View

6 May, Sun 11:00AM May Day Rally
Branch
Janine K.
Picnic | For a mostly static outdoor activity based around a picnicTalk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) This international day celebrates workers’ rights, struggles and solidarity and the union movement’s achievements that include sick leave, annual leave, superannuation, paid maternity leave and medicare. 2018’s May Day Rally will be a call for restoring power to the people. Join Unions NSW for a family fun day with food, entertainment, free rides and more. For more information facebook.com/unions.nsw or 0488 838 605. View

17 May, Thu 6:00PM Rachel Carson’s Ocean Trilogy
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) NPA/WEA Event. Rachel Carson’s ‘ocean trilogy’ cannot be underestimated. Her ‘biography of the ocean’, that she wrote between 1941-1955 empowered readers to understand the fragility of Nature and led her to write her final masterpiece Silent Spring (1962). Book at WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 www.weasydney.com.au View

20 May, Sun 12:45PM Ku-ring-gai Matters: Time for World Heritage
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.(NEW!!!) FOKE (Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment) Event. This fundraising luncheon for EDO, NSW opens with the question about whether it might be time to consider world heritage listing Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - the second national park in NSW in 1894, and one of the first in the world. Madi Maclean, President of the Blue Mountains Conservation Society will highlight the achievement of World Heritage Listing the Greater Blue Mountains in 2000. Bob Crombie from the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre will talk about their current campaign calling to World Heritage list Royal National Park. When Royal was reserved in 1879 it was the first time the words ‘national park’ had ever been used to describe a protected park area. When Yellowstone was formed in the USA in 1872 it was named a national park in the sense that the park was under federal, not State, jurisdiction. In 2017 the English Lake District’s World Heritage status was changed to include the role it played in the development of the conservation movement. This new initiative now opens the door for Royal National Park to be world heritage listed. If this is achieved, then it is timely to call for Ku-ring-gai Chase be World Heritage listed as well. After all Ku-ring-gai was one of the first parks to be formed because of the intrinsic values of nature. Eccleston Du Faur (1832-1915) the driving force behind the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park had no doubts about this when he used these words for the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park seal - Natura Ars Dei or ‘Nature is the Art of God’. Enjoy a light lunch and coffee at the heritage Café Pecorino to raise funds for EDO NSW (Environmental Defenders Office) who continue to provide legal advice to those communities fighting to defend their environment. View

23 May, Wed 8:00PM FOKE Public Meeting
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) David Vs Goliath, Defending the Environment at a time of crisis. Join Friends of Ku-ring-gai Environment’s (FOKE) public meeting to listen to David Morris who recently joined EDO NSW as its new CEO in October 2017. Hear about David’s vision for EDO NSW in defending the environment at a time of crisis. Admission is free and all are welcome. More information: facebook.com/friendsofkuringgai and foke.org.au View

29 May, Tue 6:00PM 50th Anniversary Dinner Saving Wilderness
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) Colong Foundation for Wilderness 50th Anniversary Dinner Event. Join this important 50th anniversary celebration of the Colong Foundation for Wilderness that was formed in 1968 to save the Colong Caves, in the southern Blue Mountains from mining. Guest speaker Professor Bob Carr - one of NSW’s finest parliamentary advocates for the environment. View

31 May, Thu 6:00PM Sydney’s Marine Conservationist: David G. Stead
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.(NEW!!!) NPA/WEA Event. David G. Stead (1877-1957) was not only one of Australia’s most significant conservationists but a visionary marine conservationist. Learn how his marine legacy continues today. View

5-17 Jun, Tue (10:00AM)-Sun (17:00PM) Wild Light
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Photography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) An exhibition of photographs by Henry Gold OAM from Tuesday 5 June to Sunday 17 June 2018 to raise funds for the Colong Foundation for Wilderness. Gallery hours 10am – 5pm daily. Showcasing beautiful colour images of NSW wilderness areas. Official opening by Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney – 6pm Wednesday 6 June. Everyone welcome. View

15-16 Sep, Sat (12:00PM)-Sun (16:00PM) Events at Ahimsa
Branch
General Community Event
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPublic Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.The events at ‘Ahimsa’ provides a rare opportunity to visit the property and learn more about its background. There is no charge to attend. The National Trust Marie Byles exhibition panels will be on display at ‘Ahimsa’ and tell the story of Marie’s extraordinary life and interests. The panels will be on display from 12 noon to 4pm on 15 and 16 September, and combined with a Sunday afternoon Spring wildflower walk in Pennant Hills Park organised by the Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust followed by afternoon tea in the Hut of Happy Omen. View


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