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CWCN School Holiday Activities - Autumn 2021

Check another exciting program for the upcoming holidays. Our young nature lovers and budding scientists will love it. Hands on exploring, experimenting, and being creative are all part of the offerings. Fun filled activities about soil and soil life as well as the magic of the hidden world of fungi are combined with learning. And the painting of our own totem poles celebrating our own nature stories are always worth it. Check out our program by clicking here..

Yes, the lockdown is over, and we will go ahead as planned, albeit with the required COVID Plan precautions. We look forward to our young fans joing us on our science adventures. 

For those of you seeking ideas for your children in time for Easter, check out our Family Activities (see list on left) with some ideas for seasonal occupation. 


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CWCN Book Club - Program 2021

The CWCN Book Club began in 2014. We are thrilled about its success. Regular participants tend to look forward to the third Wednesday of each month (except December). While COVID 19 had brought some interruptions and ZOOM sessions, we are back with physical meetings, albeit following social distancing rules and other regulations. Our much loved session at the Centre are back  showing the same energy and lively discussions as before.  Find inspiration by checking the titles in our web diary and flyer

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Seed Propagation at CWCN

Here is another activity which was curtailed by COVID-19. Group working bees have restarted, albeit with social distancing and all measures to keep you safe. There is plenty to do at the nursery and, if you prefer, at home and/or by yourself. Regular watering is on the agenda which can be done by individuals. There is the possibility of potting up little seedlings, and there is the collection of seeds on your own walk catching an hour of fresh air. All of that can now also be done again during nursery working bees.  If you have questions or  would like to be involved even at reduced level, please ring or text  Henry on 0430 628 325.


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The Great Outdoors in Brisbane's Inner West
Although being outdoors and volunteering are beneficial to your health, in times of a pandemic our volunteers require protection and are at the forefront of all considerations. All previously cancelled bushcare activities have now resumed with social distancing and hygene measures. Nothing beats working in the outdoors. Our weeds will continue to grow, and our wildlife movement corridors will need further repair to enhance our biodiversity. Although we look forward to pandemic free times, participation is now again possible.  Check out our page 'Get involved' and consider where in future you may want to help us restore our natural assets. Till then, stay healthy!
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    Great news. Thanks to Brisbane City Council funding, Brisbane Catchments Network and all of Brisbane catchment groups will join hands during the butterfly quest this coming summer and organise a multitude of activities.. There will be scientific data collection as well as tick sheets for a selection of common butterflies, community engagement events, displays etc.. More information is available here.
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    Our anniversary year is drawing to a close. We have written up our history for you to peruse. A print version will follow soon. Click here to access the booklet. It may take a little longer to open as it's bigger than your average file. Happy reading!  Here's to the next 20 years full of activities and engagement for our environment!
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    Citizen Scientists of all ages wanted!
    Join CWCN in finding our local biodiversity, download the free app at join the CWCN Clan. Use your smart phone, tablet/ipad and photocapture fauna, flora and fungi and upload them. The more you find, the more 'gold' you can win, and the more we find out about our local environment. This is a fun way of contributing to conservation!
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    The results of our exciting survey are available for perusing. A minimum of 15 microbat species call Brisbane's Inner West home. The report contains details on these bats and their habitat, points out the importance for wildlife corridors and elaborates on the ecosystem services bats provide.
    Come to the CWCN Centre and peruse a hardcopy of the survey report or download the electronic version of it by clicking on the link below.
    Microbats of Brisbane's Inner West (1,3 Mb). A printable version can be obtained by contacting us.
    Thank you Brisbane City Council for funding this important survey!