The Connecting Country Education Program Starts This Weekend!
Posted on 7 February, 2013 by Connecting Country
‘Local Reptiles: from the Backyard to the Bush’ is the title of the talk that Peter Johnson will be giving at the Ray Bradfield Room in Castlemaine this Sunday 10th February. It’s the first event in the 2013 Education Program. His talk will be preceded by a Welcome to Country from the Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Clans Corporation which will be a special start to whole the program.
Peter will be talking about local Box-Ironbark Forest reptiles and will introduce us to some scaly friends that we don’t often get to see or learn about. There will also be time for the inquisitive to ask questions, so don’t forget to bring along some good ones!
The talks will go from 2pm to 4pm and we’ll be finishing with afternoon tea provided by Castlemaine Abundance Kitchen Enterprise (CAKE).
This talk will be followed by the first Forest Soils: The Science Management & History of our Local Soils workshops on the following two Sundays – 17th February and 24th February. There are still a few places left for the workshops but places are limited so if you would like to attend please fill out a registration form (click here to dowload form). We have three great presenters for these workshops, which will introduce participants to the science, management and history of our non-agricultural soils.
Further details of all events can be found on the ‘Education Program 2013’ page of the Connecting Country website (click here).
It is also notable that the first Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club talk for 2013 is on this Friday evening (8 Feb) from 7.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine. Nigel Harland will be showing slides and telling stories about the birds and other animals that he saw on his recent trip to Brazil. Both members and visitors are welcome.