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Have a Wild Life in Lockdown – ideas for online learning and fun.


One thing’s for sure – so much has changed over the past 18 months in the way we all live and carry out our everyday responsibilities.  Many of us are busier than ever – others are finding it a good time to appreciate each day at a slower pace, connect with the natural world and take time for contemplation.

Either way, at difficult times like this, we can all rely on nature to bring us joy and stress relief. So if you have the time and want to learn something new about glossy black cockatoos, or watch the endangered brush-tailed rock wallaby in its natural habitat here are some ideas.

THREATENED SPECIES BAKE OFF

The Threatened Species Bake Off invites you to bake a dessert to commemorate Threatened Species Day on Tuesday 7 September 2021.

How to enter:

  • Bake your creation in the shape of your chosen threatened animal or plant.
  • Upload an image of it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TSBakeOff and tag the Threatened Species Commissioner.
  • If you are not on social media, please email your image
  • Winners of the 2021 Threatened Species Bake Off will be announced on Friday 10 September and winning entries uploaded to social media.

Entries are open until 5pm AEST Wednesday, 8 September 2021.

WILDLIFE WEBINARS

KOALA SMART

September is Save the Koala Month. Teachers – have you heard of Koala Smart? Their wonderful website invites ‘all primary & secondary schools and supports teachers and students to develop initiatives that can be applied in your own community.’

Koala Smart a project of Tacking Point Lions aimed to inspire, motivate and educate primary and secondary school children, along with the local community, to actively participate and embrace change to slow the decline in koala populations within the local region.