Greater Sydney Landcare Webinar Series

Hello everyone, 

As the lockdown continues, we're sending our best wishes to you all and hope you're managing as well as you can.

To stay connected and share some interesting stories during this difficult time, we've started an online webinar series. This month we have some fantastic presenters who'll be talking about the health benefits of tree canopies, creating koala corridors, birding in a 5km radius and the urban heat problems in Western Sydney. 

Scroll down for more information and how to register. We hope to catch you online soon!

Big thanks and stay safe!
The Greater Sydney Landcare team
SEPTEMBER - online events
9th September 6:00-6:45pm

Tree Canopies - the superfood for your health
Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng and Professor Thomas Astell-Burt

Join Xiao and Thomas, researchers from the University of Wollongong, to hear about their fascinating research into how green spaces and particularly tree canopy cover contribute significantly to our mental health and wellbeing. Their research shows that adults with 30% or more of their neighbourhood covered in tree canopy had 31% lower odds of developing psychological distress. Does that make you want to plant some trees?

To register click HERE
16th September 6:00-6:45pm

Creating Koala Habitat

Join Katherine from Hawkesbury Nepean Landcare Network and local landholders in the Hawkesbury region to find out about how they are creating habitat corridors for our favourite fluffy friend, the koala. Katherine will provide some updates about the local koala population in the Hawkesbury region, what issues they’re facing and what the local landholders are doing to help and how you can join in!

To register, click  HERE
23rd September 6:00-6:45pm

Knowing your patch - birding in a 5km zone
Mark Fuller, Avianation

Do you know your local patch? How much ‘green space’ do have within 5km of your home? Would you like to know more about the birds and animals that might live there? Mark Fuller is an expert twitcher and guide, with over 100,000 of his popular photo guides printed to date. While the lockdown has reduced the ability to go out and socialise, it is also helping Sydneysiders to understand the benefits of connecting with their local environment. Join Mark for an entertaining evening learning tips and tricks on identifying the birds and other wildlife that call Sydney home.

To register, click HERE
30th September 6:00-6:45pm

Turning Down the Heat in Western Sydney
Julie Bruinsma and Kelly Gee, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils 

We’re all feeling the heat in Western Sydney. Join Judith Bruinsma and Kelly Gee from the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils to learn more about the how the increasing heat is affecting our health and livelihoods and what the Western Sydney regional Organisations of Councils is doing to help improve it. Judith will talk about the new Turn Down the Heat strategy which aims to build a cooler, more resilient future for Western Sydney and how tree planting forms an important part of this.

To register click HERE
August Webinar Video Links 
12 August: Protecting Platypus with Danielle Packer from Cattai Hills Environment Network
26th August:  The Cumberland Plain Conversation with Xuela Sledge, Local Landcare Coordinator
2nd September:  Splash into Streamwatch with Jessica Lee Lumbroso, Streamwatch Coordinator

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