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12 Feb, Mon 12:15PM Gardens of Stone: How can we save it?
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.For over 80 years people have extolled the outstanding beauty of the Gardens of Stone, situated in Sydney’s backyard and next door to the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. So why are the Gardens of Stone’s globally significant pagodas collapsing? Why are its rare highland swamps dying? How can this precious area be protected and the local economy supported? Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential. Contact WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E: info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au www.weasydney.com.au View

15 Feb, Thu 6:00PM Understory and the battle to save NSW’s forests
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.David Gallan’s documentary film Understorey reveals how a few dedicated conservationists in the 1960s gallantly campaigned to save NSW’s South-East native forests from the export woodchip industry. Enjoy viewing a film that captures the beauty, fragility and poignancy of wildlife living in the forest and how the film shows with such clarity that wildlife cannot survive without their forest. Discussion on forest protection will follow the viewing of this film. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential. Contact WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E: info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au www.weasydney.com.au View

28 Feb, Wed 8:00PM Bhutan’s Environmental Successes: What, How and Why
Southern Sydney Branch
Peter V.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas’ known for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Guest speaker environmental researcher Ross Jeffree PhD. View

1 Mar, Thu 6:00PM The history of the koala
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Koalas are internationally recognized as one of Australia’s most iconic animals. Yet few know that in 1919 one million koalas were killed for their furs during a six month open hunting season in Queensland. Learn about the cumulative impacts of over 200 years of hunting and habitat destruction that is now pushing the koala into the danger zone of extinction. What must we do to save this precious Australian animal? Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential. Contact WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E: info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au www.weasydney.com.au View

15 Mar, Thu 6:00PM Sydney’s endangered forests
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Sydney includes magnificent national parks and Blue Mountains World Heritage. However Sydney also includes many splendid urban forests and woodlands. Learn about the history of these forests and woodlands that include Sydney’s Cumberland Plain Woodland, Blue Gum High Forest, Turpentine-Ironbark Forest, Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub and the Blue Mountains Hanging Swamps. Be staggered by how much has been lost but inspired by how much can be saved. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential. Contact WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E: info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au www.weasydney.com.au View

29 Mar, Thu 6:00PM Why do forests matter for wildlife, climate and wellbeing?
Branch
Janine K.
Talk | A talk or slide show presentation.Educational | A trip where the leader will focus on teaching or training.Public Transport | There are public transport options to and from this activity.Why do ecologists, zoologists, botanists, ornithologists and even health experts argue for the protection of forests not just in Australia but around the world? Why are forests important for wildlife, a safe climate and human health and wellbeing? This course looks at the history of forest protection both in Australia and around the world and why forests are so important for solving the crises of biodiversity, extinction and climate change. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential. Contact WEA, SYDNEY Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E: info@weasydney.nsw.edu.au www.weasydney.com.au View


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