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Costa Georgiadis and Junior Landcare ask Aussie kids ‘What’s in Your Backyard?
Joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion has launched the ‘What’s in your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get outside and document what’s in their local environment.
Costa wants kids across Australia to grab a camera, and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard.
With the help from their parents, carers, teachers or fellow Landcarers kids can submit photos to Junior Landcare to be in with a chance to win one of ten $250 cameras. The major school prize will be a visit from Costa!
When submitting your photo, select from one of the four categories biodiversity, food production, Indigenous perspectives and waste management and tell us why it is important to you.
‘What’s in Your Backyard?’ is a key activity in Junior Landcare’s new Learning Centre. With 30-minute learning activities developed by education professionals, the Junior Landcare Learning Centre has been created to help children be aware, empowered and active in caring for their local environment. The Learning Centre will help children understand biodiversity, where their food comes from, Indigenous perspectives and recycling and waste management.
Entries close on 20 April 2020.
For further information and to submit your photos go to - https://juniorlandcare.org.au/campaigns/whatsinyourbackyard/
To view recent Studio 10 video coverage “Learning About Landcare” go to - https://www.facebook.com/Studio10au/videos/3017837154893832/
SWIFFT special event: Biodiversity after bushfire tomorrow Thurs 26 March 2020!
Join a special online SWIFFT event tomorrow from 9:45am to 12:00pm to learn about current activities taking place across areas of Victoria affected by the 2019-20 bushfires. Hear from those involved in biodiversity and community recovery. Click into news item for seminar topics to be covered and to register!
COVID-19 Community Sector Resources
The Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) has provided links to videos of the COVID-19 Community Sector Forum (13/3/20) and Victorian Government Community Inclusion Forum (20/3/20). You can also subscribe to their COVID-19 Sector Bulletin and ask questions! Click into news item for links.
2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants - Now Open!
Gallagher and Landcare Australia are proud to offer the 2020 Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants. A total pool of $100,000 (ex-GST) of support is available to support up to 12 projects aligned with the priority areas of conservation, grazing management and feral exclusion. Applications close 15 May 2020. Click into news item for details and link to apply.
2020 National Landcare Conference - Call for Abstracts - Closing Wed 8 April 2020!
A reminder that Landcare Australia is calling for submission of abstracts and posters for the 2020 National Landcare Conference! Landcare Australia is closely monitoring the Covid-19 developments, and will make a decision regarding the scheduling of the 11-13 November 2020 Conference in Sydney as more information becomes available in the near future. In the meantime, LAL is seeking presentations for the concurrent sessions that demonstrate the Landcare ethos for the following streams: Sustainable Agriculture, Environment & Climate Change, Community Partnerships in Action & Landcare Impact. Click into news item for further details and/or to submit an abstract.
Samples wanted from your autumn rabbit control programs
Autumn is a prime time for many public and private land managers and community groups to undertake coordinated rabbit control programs, some of which use the biocide RHDV1-K5, as part of an integrated approach. Sending in samples is relatively easy through the click of a few buttons via the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions RabbitScan application. Click into news item for further details and to get involved.