15 February 2018 with Dr Sandra Tuszynska, Fungal Mycologist & Dr Marina Alonso, Soil Microbiologist
These highly motivated women will be wowing us with how microbes and fungi can change our world! Sandra is passionate about biodiversity conservation and is currently working on myco-remediation projects. Marina is passionate about sharing her knowledge of soils and microbes and has recently been working with Noosa Landcare.
15 March 2018 with Emma Menzies
Waste Education Officer, Noosa Council
Confused about what goes in what bin? What do I do with e-waste? What is a soft plastic? How do I recycle waxed cardboard? Emma Menzies from Noosa Council will be able to answer these questions about the recycle/reuse systems of our garbage within the Noosa Shire.
19 April 2018 with Dr Tim Howell, Freshwater Ecologist & Phil Moran, General Manager, Noosa & District Landcare
Our freshwater specialists are back by popular demand! Come and hear the dynamic duo, Tim and Phil, as they regale us with knowledge of water, water quality, what lives in it and, most importantly, how we can look after it.
17 May 2018 with Peter Davies, Associate Lecturer, University of the Sunshine Coast
How can we keep our soil healthy and in place?
Peter is back to keep us up to date on how we can maintain soil health in situ, keep different soil types productive by looking at their composition, and find out where they come from.
21 June 2018 with Liam Scanlan & Owen Snowden
Staff, Noosa & District Landcare
Owen and Liam have brought to Noosa Landcare’s nursery a wealth of knowledge and experience. Join us as they chat about an important project they are working on in partnership with Noosa Council—protection of the Threatened, Near-endangered, Vulnerable or Near-threatened plant species of the Noosa Shire.
Are you a nature-loving Noosa Shire resident? Come along for an overview of what the Noosa Council is up to in its environmental work, such as town planning, conservation nature reserve planning, feral pest control and more. A great opportunity to bring along any questions!
20 September 2018 with Alexander Slade, Geoscientist, Queensland DNRME *
The Pinbarren region is a unique, ancient and beautiful landscape. Alex has extensive knowledge of the special geological history of Pinbarren and surrounds, and is keen to share it. So come and take a step back in time …. * Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
18 October 2018 with Chris Fuller, Kin Kin Native Bees
A hive of Australian native stingless bees is a must for any avid backyard veggie grower, market gardener or hobby farmer. They will pollinate your fruit trees and veggies, but won’t sting you in the process! You and your children can get up close to watch them going about their business. Join Chris to explore the enchanting world of the native bee.
15 November 2018 with Rob Capon, Professorial Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Toads! They are a nightmare for all of us, especially those who love our native wildlife. They pose a real threat through their toxin or competition for habitat and food. Join us to learn about an innovative cane toad tadpole trapping technology that uses a natural toad pheromone to lure toad tadpoles into a trap. Rob will also tell us about the Cane Toad Challenge, a community engagement and citizen science program.