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Science in the Park: Wildlife Counts

The “Science in the Park: Wildlife Counts” event at the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve in Somers, will be the focus of free science activities on the Mornington Peninsula catering for all ages. Ian Temby, author of Wild Neighbours will be a key speaker.

When: Sunday, August 13 2017. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Coolart Wetlands and Homestead
Lord Somers Road, Somers, VIC, 3927
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Bookings: primesci@swin.edu.au
Other: Wheelchair access
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The second annual National Science Week Science in the Park: Wildlife Counts event at the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve will again provide the opportunity for visitors to discover science through family friendly hands-on activities and displays, and presentations by academics and volunteers from participating organisations. Ian Temby, author of “Wild Neighbours : The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife” is the invited key speaker.

The day-long event will encourage visitors to explore the ecosystems found in the Coolart Reserve, and introduce visitors to the activities undertaken by key government, industry and volunteer organisations associated with conservation, education and sustainable tourism.

Collaborating organisations will include Parks Victoria, the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Western Port Biosphere, Birdlife Mornington Peninsula, Victorian National Park Association and the Platypus Education Group.

The event will promote the National Science Week school theme of Future Earth and will also compliment the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

Contact details:

Megan Hough
Swinburne University of Technology
Email: mhough@swin.edu.au
Phone: 03 9210 1969
Mobile: 0400 603 909

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