Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Education Events

Connecting Country runs a dedicated education and engagement program each year that aims to provide information, practical skills and inspiration.

Our monthly ‘Nature News’ articles in the first week of each month in the Midland Express are something to look out for.   You can also always keep in touch via our Connecting Country Facebook Page  – do ‘like’ us!

The best way to stay informed is via the Connecting Country webpage and our regular emails and blogs, you can subscribe here. Alternatively you can contact Tanya for more information about the Education and Engagement program on 5472-1594.

Autumn Series Workshops: Monitoring Healthy Habitats

Birdata Workshop: Friday 13 April
Andrew Silcocks from BirdLife Australia provides an introduction and practical demonstration of how to use online Birdata mapping and smartphone app
Workshop notes and fact sheet to come.

Caring for Large Old Trees: Saturday 28 April
Connecting Country’s Tanya Loos discusses the value and care of old eucalypts
Presented in partnership with the Mount Alexander Shire Council, this workshop will be at the beautiful Guildford Saddle Club. All bookings and enquiries to 54711700, or

Nestboxes for Wildlife: Sunday 6 May 2018
Miles Geldard shares his extensive knowledge on the design, construction, installation, and monitoring of nest boxes for wildlife on your property
Further details to be announced – subscribe to our blog at to keep up to date.

The Autumn workshop series is supported by funding from the Wettenhall Environment Trust.

You can find out more about our past education program: a summary of each session, photos and associated resources are provided in the links below.

Water in our Landscape - 2017 Workshops

How do we create habitat with water in mind?

Education and Engagement Program 2016

This time we did things a little differently

Education Program 2015

Working with Nature to Improve Your Property

Education Program 2014

Improve Biodiversity on Your Property

Education Program 2013

Learning from experience and learning from each other

Education Program 2012

The benefits of biodiversity in agriculture

Education Program 2011

Exploring the local landscape, history and biodiversity.

For more information about the Education Program contact Tanya at Connecting Country via:

  • Email:
  • Post: PO Box 437, Castlemaine 3450
  • Phone: 5472-1594
  • In Person: ‘The Hub’ building, Office 9, 233 Barker Street (enter via glass doors on Templeton St and go up the stairs)

For our previous education events click on the following links:

Education and Engagement 2016: This time we did things a little differently
Education Program 2015:Working with Nature to Improve your Property

Education Program 2014: Improve Biodiversity on your Property

Education Program 2013: Learning from experience and learning from each other
Education Program 2012: Biodiversity on Farms
Education Program 2011: Ecology field days and evening talks
Education Program 2010: Woodland Restoration Course