Earthwatch

Earthwatch's Family Camping Weekend

Earthwatch's Family Camping Weekend

18 - 20 November

From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, families are invited on a camping weekend at North Head near Manly, Sydney, to help protect bandicoots through the ‘Bandicoots on the Brink’ project. Activities include spotlighting and trapping bandicoots at night, setting and collecting cameras and cat lures, and looking at video footage of the secret night-time activities of bandicoots.

Where: North Head Sanctuary, Manly, Sydney NSW.
When: 18 - 20 November, 2011.
Cost: $195 for adults and $155 for children between 10-17 years old.
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Earthwatch Oceania Gala

Earthwatch Oceania Gala

10 August

Raising awareness and funds to address the challenges our oceans face, Earthwatch will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the Palladium at Crown in Melbourne. Don your finest threads and expect fine food and wine, an address by sea turtle researcher Kathy Townsend and a performance by Aria and Logie award winner Kate Ceberano. Tickets to the fundraiser are $195 each or $1,800 for a table of up to ten people. Money raised will go towards protecting seabird nesting sites at Lord Howe Island, marine reserves in Sydney’s northern beaches and turtle conservation at North Stradbroke Island.

Where: Palladium at Crown, Melbourne, Vic.
When: 10 August, 2011.
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Bandicoot

Earthwatch's 'Bandicoots on the brink'

From 2 April - 3 June, 2011

Spend a few hours walking through North Head Sanctuary, a spectacular area of endangered banksia bushland featuring, diverse birdlife, military remnants and magnificent harbour views, to lure and catch bandicoot predators on camera. As a volunteer for Earthwatch Institute Australia, you'll use remote sensor, infrared cameras and scent lures to attract and then film predators across the entire headland, from the urban fringe to deep within the reserve. Volunteers are given a GPS to locate the high-tech cameras, and set the cameras up at new sites. Various dates are offered throughout April, May and June.

Where: North Head, near Manly, Sydney, NSW.
When: Various dates are offered for the one-day sessions between 2 April - 3 June.
Cost: $49, with the fee going towards valuable conservation research.
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