What can a hero do for a native creature in distress?
Discover why our wildlife is in trouble and how you can help. Meet the people who rescue and care for sick and injured native animals, then release them back to their homes.
This educational and interactive event is for people of all ages who want to make a difference:
- Learn the basics of animal rescue and rehabilitation
- Meet some feathered, furry and scaly local wildlife
- Make warm, soft pouches for orphaned joeys and personalise with a special message
- Sew blankets for the babies in Bats Qld’s batty creche
- Play and dress-up as the wildlife hospital rescue team, saving your own plush patients
- Join a beach clean to prevent plastic waste from entering the ocean and harming marine life
- Discover how to live a more plastic-free life
- Support local wildlife rescue organisations by purchasing gifts and sustainable products from the Wildlife Heroes pop-up shop.
Information and advice will also be available for families keen to join local wildlife groups and become wildlife carers.
This is the way humans have always made art.
We will explore the creek shore for interesting natural materials such as sticks, leaves, stones, shells & feathers and use them in a creative way to make new art objects.
Green Heroes will observe the colours, shapes and forms that occur in nature and create beautiful objects from what they find.
Once completed, the works will be placed in the sand and photographed.
Artist and sculptor Suzi Lucas will facilitate this event.
$10 per child
Green Heroes are invited to spy a life-long collection of ocean treasures at the Hastings Point Marine Science Museum.
View living organisms under microscopes and discover the secret life of a rock pool.
Take the first steps to becoming active in ocean conservation.
$10 per child
Clean up Australia. Clean Up the World partners with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to inspire and empower communities to "clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment" through carrying out initiatives ranging from waste removal and tree planting to water and energy conservation projects.
The dates for National Recycling Week this year and next year are:
- Monday 13 to Sunday 19 November 2017
- Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November 2018
However, it's always a good time of year to promote recycling - so if that doesn't suit, please don't feel restricted to those dates!
Muscular Dystrophy Australia Bring your Super Powers and a gold coin donation and come to school or your workplace dressed up as your favourite superhero or better yet, invent one! Register your school or workplace and nominate a date for the event in the first week of September.
Flying foxes are vitally important to our ecosystem and Queensland's best hope for surviving climate change.
In this all age event, scientist, educator and flying fox carer, Dr Alison Sammel will introduce you to some of her adorable flying fox friends in Cascade Gardens. She will explain why they need our help and what Green Heroes can do to conserve and protect them.
$10 per child
"Drive down Shelter Road (turn off Pine Ridge Road onto Rain Tree Glen and follow), Coombabah 4216, and park to the right of the airstrip along the road edge; there should be a footpath leading off to the right through the grassland".
"Founded by director Kieran Richardt in 2005, Natura Pacific is a social enterprise that reintegrates communities with nature and promotes a sustainable and transferrable business model for social and environmental good. To date we have represented a voice for the global environment in over 280 projects in 8 countries around the world, facilitated the preservation of 22,000 ha of high quality land for conservation, designed and implemented 15 curriculum-aligned school programs, provided direct, hands-on teaching to over a quarter of a million young people, taught at over 180 schools and community groups, developed Australia's first geo-locating gardening app 'GroNATIVE' and created a 90% sustainable office.