Bring the whole family along during the school holidays for this fun and engaging workshop to help build homes for our native wildlife.
Working in small groups, participants will be shown how to build nest boxes that will be placed into bushland areas for local animals to nest and raise their young. GeoCatch will monitor the boxes for you and upload the data for you to track during the year so that you can see the results of your hard work.
Presented by award-winning environmental scientist, writer, educator, and wildlife filmmaker Simon Cherriman, this workshop will give your family the confidence and skills to make and install nest boxes that will benefit native wildlife. This workshop will:
• Provide information on species of Australian wildlife that need tree hollows, the importance of preserving old trees containing them, and how nest boxes can be used as a substitute when natural hollows are not available.
• Engage people with the environment in an ‘outdoor classroom’ workshop by constructing nest boxes made from reused and recycled materials.
• Demonstrate solutions to environmental issues that are engaging, educational, and fun, and promote further ideas for sustainability projects that effect positive change and improve environmental and human health.
“A great diversity of Australian wildlife relies on hollow cavities in native trees (known as tree-hollows) to meet their nesting or roosting requirements. Such hollows take hundreds of years to form naturally, but sadly, due to massive land clearing since European settlement in Australia, countless numbers have been lost. This plight has severely impacted native wildlife, particularly charismatic species like Black Cockatoos.
To help address these issues and to educate and inspire school children and the broader community about the importance of wildlife conservation and waste management, iNSiGHT Ornithology established “The Re-Cyc-Ology Project” in 2012. This project aims to showcase in a positive light the actions small groups can take to be involved in practical, sustainable solutions to environmental issues.”