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Wilderness Society Community Organising Training

Wilderness Society Community Organising Training

December 9, 2017 – December 10, 2017
City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

We are excited to offer our new Community Organising Training course – Movement for Life – to Wilderness Society volunteers and supporters.

Our community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia.

This two day course will give you experience and skills in:

The theory and frameworks of community organising
Relational organising skills
Leadership and facilitation
Communications for change (telling your personal narrative)
Campaign planning
Activating your local community
Building grassroots teams & volunteer management
Is this training right for me?

Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!

We’re looking to transform the ways in which society connects and respects our natural environment. This program is a huge first step in discovering what we can do collectively. It’ll equip you with the skills, know-how, mentoring and connections you need to have an impact in your local community.

BYO Lunch, Tea, Coffees and snacks provided.

Please ensure you let us know via email if you have any dietary requirements, mobility needs or anything else you think we need to take into consideration. Water town is across the road from the training venue, with plenty of lunch options to choose from.

This program is offered to those currently volunteering (or are seeking to volunteer) free of charge. Spaces are strictly limited so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible or get in touch if you need any further information.


For more information on what it means to volunteer with us please do not hesitate to contact us on 9420 7255 or email

World Soil Day

World Soil Day

December 5, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Technology Park Seminar Room 1, 2 Brodie-Hall Drive, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia

Hosted by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (with SoilsWest and Soil Science Australia), this event will deliver a program full of topical presentations, innovation displays, media launches, student poster displays, a soil cake morning tea, and more!

West Australian Sustainable Education Forum

West Australian Sustainable Education Forum

December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
North Metropolitan TAFE East Perth, 140 Royal St, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

This forum is an opportunity for those in community, schools, industry, tertiary and government groups to share the work they are engaged with to educate about and support sustainability practices. Participants will benefit from a broad field of topics by finding a sense of place in the landscape of people and groups operating in WA. Networking opportunities for future projects will be a feature of the day.

Cost: $33/$55 (AAEE member/non-member)
Contact Jennifer Pearson for a registration form,

Inaugural Sustainability Network Drinks

Inaugural Sustainability Network Drinks

November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Belgian Beer Cafe, Murray St & King St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Welcome to a new era of network exchange & communication in the business, industry, conservation and sustainability space in WA.

As our ‘first event’ speaker, we are delighted to welcome Dr Paul Hardisty, author and former Director of the Land and Water National Research Flagship at CSIRO.

Paul will be well known to many in Perth as a creative thinker and entertaining speaker and this may be the last time to hear him for some time, as he moves to Townsville in early 2018, as the new CEO of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).

RSVP Essential by Nov 28:

Field Ornithology Course

Field Ornithology Course

November 26, 2017 – December 2, 2017
Eyre Bird Observatory, Cocklebiddy WA 6443, Australia

Field ornithology course at Eyre Bird Observatory.

This course is a wonderful opportunity to get a practical, hands-on introduction to the birds of southwestern Australia. You will develop skills in various ways of monitoring and collecting data from free-ranging animals. It is held on the remote south coast at Eyre Bird Observatory, Australia’s longest running bird observatory. It is a fantastic location from which to see a wonderful array of native birds from southwest endemics and migratory waders to arid-zone visitors, including the charismatic Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo.

BirdLife Western Australia has generously offered a number of grants to university students to cover the cost of the course. It is a wonderful opportunity, to please take advantage of it if you are eligible. The deadline for grant applications is 9am Monday, 9th October.

While the course is targeted at university students, anyone with an interest in ornithology is warmly welcomed. If you are interested please contact Tegan as soon as possible, as the observatory can only host 8 attendees, and places invariably fill up fast!

Tegan Douglas
M 0402 457 403 | T 08 9287 2716