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Events in April 2022
Biodiversity matters: Western Australia’s people & nature influencing global decisions
Biodiversity matters: Western Australia’s people & nature influencing global decisionsSocial Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWASaw PromenadeCrawley,
2022 Serventy Memorial Lecture with Dr Judith Fisher
Western Australia is known locally and internationally for its high levels of biodiversity, across the 26 bioregions, close to 1/3 of Australia’s lands. Not only does Western Australia have significant biodiversity, but significantly important relationships of Traditional Owners living in and maintaining these landscapes across 40,000+ years. Judy will share with you how the knowledge she has gained, and experiences over 30 years working with communities across many of WA’s natural habitats, are influencing international responses to solutions to prevent biodiversity loss and advance relationships of people with nature. We work to bring change locally and globally to enable the planet and its’ people to respond to changing climates while providing healthy biodiverse landscapes for the future.
Thinking Green: Watercolour trees (Midland)
Thinking Green: Watercolour trees (Midland)Old Midland Courthouse49 Helena StMidland,
Trees are important for humans and wildlife – so pay homage to them by learning how to paint a watercolours tree with Miriam Gardiner.
Watercolour paints result in a transparent and layered effect, a style which works wonderful for trees. Learn how to paint watercolour trees whilst relaxing and thinking about how trees help us by providing shade, oxygen, food, habitat, flowers and much more. Take home your painting at the end.
No prior experience needed. This workshop is suitable for adults and young people aged 12 and over.
Get the Facts: All about Trees in the City of South Perth
Get the Facts: All about Trees in the City of South PerthManning Community Centre2 Conochie CrsManning,
The City of South Perth has a huge range of mature street trees including Jacarandas, Camphor Laurels, Cork Oaks, Lemon Scented Gums and Norfolk Pines. Join tree specialist and streetscape supervisor; John Murray, to find out how the city keeps the trees healthy and safe. John believes "trees are not just for the bush!"
The talk will include information on
- the importance of the urban forest
- endemic trees vs imports from other countries
- property value
- oxygen the whole life a tree brings
- what the average person on the street can do to have an impact of greening the environment
John will take questions about trees in general but is unable to answer questions in relation to specific trees.
Reflect: Heritage Trees & IntraMaps
Reflect: Heritage Trees & IntraMapsOld MillMelville PlaceSouth Perth,
As part of the WA Tree Festival, Anthony Styan will walk us through how to use the online public maps system IntraMaps to find Heritage Trees in the City of South Perth. He will share some fascinating and funny stories about the history of Heritage Trees from Salter Point to South Perth, Kensington to Karawara.ReLeaf Melville Tree Planting programs information session
ReLeaf Melville Tree Planting programs information sessionAH Bracks Library431 Canning HwyMelville,
This information session aims to inform residents about the objectives of the the ReLeaf Melville tree planting programs. The Tree Succession program aims to plan for the replacement of trees that have been identified as going into decline . The Expansion program aims to plant trees in vacant verges and other public land to increase our overall canopy coverage
We are increasing tree planting on public land to help build climate change resilience within our community. Increasing trees on verges and public spaces is the most viable known way that we can reduce urban heating now and into the future
Painting Wildlife on a Textured Background with Ros Blackburn
Painting Wildlife on a Textured Background with Ros BlackburnSettlers Cottage180 Pearson StChurchlands,
Ros will demonstrate and take you through her method of preparing a textured canvas to be used as a background for your wildlife subject. Then, when the paint is dry, will demonstrate some methods of transferring your subject onto the canvas.
Cost includes a canvas with a coloured under coat and all materials. Bring your own photograph or choose from a selection provided.
Morning tea provide, BYO lunch.