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Plastic Ocean – the devastating impact marine
debris is having on sea life
Marking the opening of the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival, USC marine conservationist Dr Kathy Townsend will draw on more than a decade of research to highlight how rubbish such as plastic bags is killing Queensland’s iconic sea life. Afterwards, join us as we unveil Seascape – a massive art installation featuring stunning underwater footage from the pristine waters of Lady Elliot Island.
USC Fraser Coast
Friday, 10 August @ 5:30 – 6:30pm
Citizen Science Forum
The Hut Environmental & Community Association (THECA) is hosting a Forum entitled “Citizen Science: Challenges and Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation”. The keynote speaker will be Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe (OAM) of Griffith University. The Forum will explore a wide range of issues relating to Citizen Science, including how the Australian Citizen Science Association advocates for citizen science in Australia, how Atlas of Living Australia applies data standards in the citizen science research field, and research outcomes and challenges in a range of citizen science projects.
Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies, Pullenvale, Brisbane
Saturday, 11 August
WPSQ Walks at Wildflower Festival
Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast branch will be holding two walks in Kathleen McArthur Park as part of the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival, an annual spring event started in 1967 by founding member of WPSQ, Kathleen McArthur.
Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park
Thursday, 30th August & Saturday, 1 September
WPSQ AGM and Southern Branches
Come along and support your Society! Hosted by Scenic Rim branch, this year’s AGM event will be held in the beautiful Scenic Rim. The program includes guest speakers, branch highlights, the election of council members, good food and Your Voice for Your Wildlife Awards. Members are urged to attend to help us ensure that the Society is fulfilling its aims and obligations.
Thunderbird Park, Tamborine
Saturday, 8 September @ 9am
Wonderful Wildlife: Indigiscapes celebrates
the greater glider
School holiday fun! Bring the kids along to this free community event where Wildlife Queensland’s Bayside branch will be holding a display in celebration of our wildlife, particularly rare & endangered species. Enjoy bush walks and nature talks with Nigel the Ranger from Sparky Do Dah, craft activities, sausage sizzle and more…
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, Runnymede Rd, Capalaba
Friday, 28 September @ 9am – 1pm
Brisbane Eco Expo: Save the World
WPSQ volunteers are needed to help man our display stall at Australia’s largest sustainability expo, coming to Brisbane this September. Whether you’re already living an eco-friendly life or looking for a few ways to make a difference, visit the Brisbane Eco Expo and find like-minded people in a marketplace buzzing with proud owners and users of the industry’s best organic, natural and sustainable products.
14 – 16 September
The Batty Boat Cruise is back!
Wildlife Queensland’s Batty Boat Cruise launches a brand new season with its Happy Halloween Cruise aboard the MV Neptune. Join us as we cruise the Brisbane River at sunset to see the ‘fly out’, interact with orphaned baby bats on board, and learn all about this fascinating species through live commentary! Dress up for halloween – prizes awarded for the best kids and adults costumes! Cruise duration: approx 3.5 hours.
Cruise departs from Mowbray Park, Thorn Street, East Brisbane
Sunday, 28 October @ 4:15pm
Monthly talks by WPSQ Brisbane branch
All are welcome to attend the free monthly environmental talks presented by Wildlife Queensland’s Brisbane Branch on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except January, February and December in 2018. Please note we are using a new venue!
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor
Monthly as above @ 7:30pm
Northern Seminar Series by WPSQ Brisbane
Brisbane North Branch extends its welcome to everyone to attend its community seminars held on the first Wednesday evening of each month (Feb-Nov) from 7 – 8pm.
BCC Downfall Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall
Monthly as above @ 6.30pm for cuppa, bushfood snacks and networking