Calendar of events
During March, Orange-bellied Parrots begin their migration across Bass Strait from Tasmanian breeding areas to mainland Australia where they over-winter, feeding on coastal wetlands through to October.
See the March bio-calendar to see what some of our native plants and animals are doing this month.
Events in March 2020
Now You See Us - Biodiversity Art project
National Wool Museum - Geelong
10:00am - 2:00pm
The Now You See Us project is going to be on exhibition at The National Wool Museum, Geelong from February 15 2020. Mary-Jane’s studio is moving into the museum for three months as part of as artist in residence program, allowing the public to join in the making of the birds. The importance of highlighting the plight of our threatened species has never more urgent. Artist in attendance Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Note: the Workshop on 22 March is booked out.
More about the Now You See Us project.Contact: National Wool Museum | Phone: 03 5272 4701
Arthur Rylah Institute Seminar - Mass fish kills, a crisis of modern water: understanding hydrosocial change in the Murray-Darling Basin
ARI (123 Brown St Heidelberg) also Webinar
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Free event. ARI presents guest speaker;
Prof. Lesley Head (University of Melbourne) - Mass fish kills, a crisis of modern water: understanding hydrosocial change in the Murray-Darling Basin
If you can make it to ARI (123 Brown St, Heidelberg), please come along to hear about this insightful work.
We all have much to learn from each other, and the Seminar series is an important part of the intellectual life of our Institute.
If you can't get to ARI in person, register for live online webinar atContact: Fern Hames | Science Manager Communication and Collaboration | Phone: 0428 106 143
Lake Bolac Eel Festival (Event postponed - new date to be advised)
12:00am - 12:00am
This is the 13th Eel Festival. There is an exciting line-up of musicians, workshops and creative spaces that will form the 2020 Lake Bolac Eel Festival – Kuyang Lapakira (Plenty Eels).
The Festival theme, ‘The Lake as Home’, from a range of historical, ecological and cultural points of view, will be discussed at our ever popular Forum. Damien Bell from Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, now recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage list, will be joining us with Jane McMillan from St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Other activities include;
Live music, a range of workshops and exhibition of Wetland Photo Competition.
Bookings essential.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SWIFFT special event: Biodiversity after bushfire
9:45am - 12:00pm
Join us for a special on-line SWIFFT event to learn about activities taking place across fire-affected areas of Victoria to assist biodiversity and community recovery.
Risk assessment and response
Population salvages: Galaxiids
Population salvages: Eastern Bristlebird
Pest animal and invasive species control
Climate change projects in fire affected communities
Free event - Registration required
Geelong Nature Forum
National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong
12:00am - 12:00am
The 2020 Geelong Nature Forum; theme 'Where The Rivers Run' will celebrate the animal and plant life of the Geelong region’s rivers, creeks and wetlands and the volunteer groups who help look after them.
The forum is a week-long series of nature-based activities, presentations, workshops and displays.
Entrance to the National Wool Museum will be free on March 28
Program details see web link.
No need to book for the presentation sessions however booking are required for workshops and other activities.