The Biosphere office is moving! As of Wednesday 23 August 2017 you'll find us at Shop 1, 97 High Street, Hastings (near Subway). Our contact information remains the same: 5979 2167, email@example.com although there will be some disruptions on the morning of Wednesday 23 August.
Lifesearch 2017 runs throughout September to coincide with Biodiversity Month. Lifesearch is the Biosphere’s annual citizen science event for schools, individuals, families and community groups. It's a fabulous opportunity to get out in nature and discover the plants, birds, insects, and other animals in the Western Port Biosphere Reserve.
This year Lifesearch runs throughout September 2017 to coincide with Biodiversity Month: Register and find out more at www.biosphere.org.au/get-involved/lifesearch
The third Biodiversity Forum, held on Friday 30 June 2017, was attended by around 100 people from the community, environmental groups, agencies and local government. This year's Forum celebrated the Biosphere's Growing Connections Project, funded by the Australian Government, which came to a close on 30 June, with presentations from the Biosphere and Growing Connections partner organisations. The Forum's keynote presentation covered the new statewide Biodiversity Plan and how we can all get involved in delivering the desired outcomes.
Issue 14 of The Connector is out now. Read updates from the Biosphere (including the Growing Connections Biodiversity Forum) and other organisations within the Biosphere Reserve.
We've created a short survey seeking your feedback on our quarterly newsletter, The Connector. Your responses will help us make improvements and ensure The Connector continues to provide valuable and interesting content.
Connector Issue 13 is now available. It includes updates from the Biosphere, community groups and other organisations within the Biosphere Reserve including CEC, Phillip Island Nature Parks, FLOW, Dolphin Research Institute and Langwarrin Woodlands. Our In the spotlight... interview for this issue is with Clare Warren, Coordinator Biodiversity at Frankston City Council.
Thank you to those of you who could attend the Extraordinary General Meeting on Tuesday, 31st of January 2017. Overall it was a positive meeting with a good outcome.
Western Port Biosphere’s new Fox Facts poster provides some key facts about foxes and how urban and peri-urban residents can contribute to their control. Help us to spread the word by downloading the poster.
This year 166 species were recorded during Lifesearch. Perseverence Primary School won the Bird Search Shield for the second consecutive year, while Geoff Lockwood, Julie Trezise and family, and Susan Davies took out the other awards. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to everyone who participated.
Cats can enrich peoples’ lives and provide companionship and joy to many, but in the Australian bush they are an environmental disaster. Our Cat Facts poster provides some key facts about cats as well as the laws governing their ownership.
Issue 10 (July to September) of The Connector newsletter is now available. Read updates from Western Port Biosphere, our partner councils and community groups, Science in the Park and the new Penguins Plus viewing experience.