BUGS N SLUGS ARE ON THE MOVE!

Get up close to some fascinating creepy crawlies!

Kirsten will introduce the children to a variety of invertebrates so that they learn to develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

This event will be held at Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit on Thursday April 19th 10.30 – 11.30 am. The cost $5.00. It is suitable for children aged 3 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult – you will love it too!

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL.

To book please email valhunt@ahnrc.org with the names of the children, their ages and the parent/carer name. Payment can be made on the day.

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CITIZEN SCIENCE

Dr Phillip Roetman will introduce you to citizen science and the variety of project that you can join like counting koalas, spotlighting in rock pools and recording bats. He is speaking at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) on Tuesday May 15, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm. The cost is a gold coin donation.

Dr Philip Roetman has been involved in running innovative citizen science projects and events since 2007. These projects have engaged thousands of citizen scientists in activities like counting koalas, tracking cats, spotlighting in rockpools, and recording bat calls. The data collected have been useful in understanding the distributions of species, the home-ranges of domestic pets, the management of abundant species, and the locations of threatened species. Since 2013, Philip has been running the Discovery Circle . This initiative is running citizen science projects, interactive workshops and generating online content to promote connection with local natural environments and to make valuable contributions to scientific research. Current citizen science projects include BioBlitz events, the Great Koala Count 2, Cat Tracker, Birding the ‘burbs, Little Corellas, Edible Gardens, FlukerPosts and Goanna Watch.

Source: https://people.unisa.edu.au/philip.roetmanCitizen Science images

A CALL OUT FOR QUIET GREEN ACHIEVERS

TO CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018, ADELAIDE HILLS NATURAL RESOURCE CENTRE IS CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE  6th QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER AWARDS

The Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) would like to recognise the inspirational people whose actions support the environmental health of the region; who do this without seeking recognition or compensation.

Do you know someone who has selflessly given their time, lives sustainably, shares their skills or inspires others to lead a greener life style?

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The nominee could be involved in • a land care group • a community garden •a school kitchen garden or even •creating habitat in their own backyard.

32 people have received awards over the past 5 years and we want to hear about other Quiet Green Achievers.

TO NOMINATE A QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER:

Simply tell us about this inspirational person and what they do or have achieved in your own words, in a paragraph or up to 200 words.

You can nominate more than one person by submitting separate entries.

Please note: entries close at 4pm on May 3rd

INCLUDE:

  • The nominee’s name, email, residential address and phone number.
  • The nominator’s name, email, residential address, and phone number.

Send your “QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER” entries or enquiries to:

  • Email: Val Hunt, AHNRC Coordinator,  valhunt@ahnrc.org
  • Post: Quiet Green Achiever Awards, Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, P O Box 165, Norton Summit SA 5136
  • Deliver to: Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit, SA 5136
  • Phone:  (08) 8390 1891 open: Tuesdays-Thursdays:  9.00am -3.00pm

The AHNRC will advise the nominator if the submission is successful.

The successful nominees will be acknowledged at a public event to be held at the AHNRC on June 2nd 2018.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY IN NORTON SUMMIT.

A group of 16 local community members picked up a whopping 6 cubic metres of rubbish over three hours last Sunday morning.

Ray and Jean White coordinated the Clean Up Australia Day in Norton Summit for the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre with the help of several members of 4th Creek Catchment Group, some local residents and 4 children.

Much of the rubbish collected was able to be recycled, including cardboard, glass bottles, aluminium cans and steel. While the children reaped the benefit of the cash refund, it is a poor reflection on those who toss these products out of the car. Other items collected included tyres, plastic bags, car parts, rural and building waste, plus fast food containers. Guess how far you can drive eating a big Mac?

Most of these items were collected from roadsides adjacent to 3rd Creek and 4th Creek catchment areas and had the potential to cause harm to wildlife, aquatic creatures and to the health of the creeks.

What a great effort by everyone who helped. It is a pity that we still need to run these programs to clean up the rubbish carelessly dispersed by others.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA

clean-up-aust-day-symbol_optCLEAN UP (NORTON SUMMIT) AUSTRALIA DAY  – SUNDAY MARCH 4th

Removing rubbish from our roadsides helps to reduce water pollution, injury to wildlife and improves the ambience of our area. Join a team or get friends and neighbours together to clean up your patch. You must register and turn up at the AHNRC at 9.30 to sign on and collect bags, sharps containers and high viz vests.  BYO hats, gloves, sunscreen and water.                                                                

For information about how we did in 2017 see 2017 RUBBISH REPORT – SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SAVE OUR TOMATOES

CHILLIESSUMMER TOMATOESCan you help save our tomato plants?

We make volunteering fun when you join our Wednesday morning gardening team.

 

Our vegie wicking beds need lots of care over the summer months. The tomatoes need harvesting and there are new seedlings to be planted.

Training can be provided but some gardening knowledge would be an advantage. Email Val (valhunt@ahnrc.org) if you have some time and energy to volunteer!