Mar
22
Fri
2019
Campaign Committee Meeting
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
EcoExplorers Kid’s Club
Mar 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Bookings Essential athttps://gecko.org.au/educationcentre/kidsclub/

More Information:  https://gecko.org.au/educationcentre/kidsclub/

During School Terms

Every Friday afternoon after school from 3.30 till 5.30, we hold an
EcoExplorer’s Kid’s Club. There is a focus on particular animals and each week it
will be different. We will have games, story, excursions and competitions. We are keen
to connect the children with nature, and to learn about our native plants and animals
and how to look after them. Children will have a say in what they would like to do and
achieve. 2019 Club recommences on the 8th February. Bookings are essential.

For children aged 5-9 years
Friday afternoons from
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Costs $5 per child

Contact
Contact us for further details:
Gecko House, 139 Duringan Street, Currumbin, QLD 4223
Email: ecoexplorers@gecko.org.au
Phone: 5534 1412 office open 10am-2pm
Mobile: 0498 588 855 or 0400 703 898

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Herbarium Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Join this lively volunteer group with a passion for the Botanic Gardens. Members help with gardening, guided walks, plant propagation, herbarium, education, events, craft and fundraising.

No green fingers needed – group leaders can provide training and guidance. Meet at the Friends Centre for all activities.

Contact:  P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W friendsgcrbg.org.au
F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

National Park Association Queensland Vegetation Management Group
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Vegetation Management
Group
Saturday 24 September 2016
Location: Meet at Jolly’s Lookout carpark, D’Aguilar National Park
Grading: various
Leader: Angus McElnea (0429 854 446, or
gus_mcelnea@hotmail.com)
Spend a couple of hours to help with lantana control and revegetation work in the Jollys Lookout section of D’Aguilar National Park, west of Brisbane.

Numinbah Valley Restoration Project
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre Parents & Citizens Association Incorporated (NVEEC P&C) was established in 2012 with the objective offacilitating the development and further improvement of the School, and fostering community interest in environmental education within the local and broader community of the Gold Coast.

In 2014 NVEEC P&C commenced a community environmental restoration project on a portion of public land in the Numinbah Valley (next to the School of Arts building). The aim of this project is to rehabilitate a weed infested drainage line to an area with improved natural values. The site chosen has a high profile within the local community and is an ideal place to promote the value of riparian vegetation and demonstrate techniques used in rehabilitation work. Tasks vary on site from session to session and often include elements of planting, maintenance weeding and mulching.

Site
Meeting Point is Numinbah Valley School of Arts carpark. Project site is adjacent to the carpark- a drainage line flowing into the Nerang River.

Time
8:30-10:30am. We often have a cuppa tea after!

Bring
Enclosed shoes, gloves, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent.

Positive Change for Marine Life
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Run in conjunction with Honour the Ocean Campaign, this group hosts a marine debris beach survey (cleaning up debris) and disposing of it responsibly

BeachCare Paradise Point (Beach end of Muscovey Ave)
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

BeachCare Paradise Point

9:00 am11:00 am

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We applaud the many volunteers who provide time and energy to care for our treasured beach assets.
New volunteers are welcome. Activities include planting, removing weeds and collecting litter. Please be
sure to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring some drinking water.

All sessions are run on a Saturday from 9 – 11 am.

BeachCare is the Gold Coast’s dune care program coordinated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal
Management and funded by the City of Gold Coast.

For more information
Phone: 07 5552 8829 or 0414 762 374 Email: beachcare@griffith.edu.au
Web: griffith.edu.au/beachcare
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coastalcommunityengagement

Responsible Runners Burleigh Heads
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Runners and walkers, come meet cool proactive people and join our fun weekly 30-minute cleanups to keep our beaches and waterways clean, build stronger communities, and raise awareness about the health and environmental risks of single-use waste, particularly plastic. . Plastic is found in the stomachs of 80% of bird species & 70% of loggerhead turtles. Come save a turtle and the birds. Burleigh Heads responsible runners every Saturday 4:00pm. Run, walk, cruise go with your flow as you enjoy the beach.

Mar
24
Sun
2019
Austinville Landcare
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Beaches to Bushland Volunteer
Landcare Program
The Beaches to Bushland Program provides
a platform for the local community to foster
a connection with their environment, and
encourages active community involvement
and ownership of our natural assets.
Join in activities including planting native trees,
controlling weeds, litter pick-up, seed collection
and native plant propagation. Each year
volunteers within the program plant more
than 50,000 native trees and cover many
hectares for weed control at various sites
across the Gold Coast.
The program also provides the opportunity
for schools, corporate groups and community
organisations to be actively involved in
improving our natural environment by
scheduling a tree planting session.
Conditions apply.
Groups meet between February and November each year from 8am to 10am.
Please see below for details and contact us for exact meeting locations

Presenter – City of Gold Coast
Contact – P 07 55 811 537
E namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
W cityofgoldcoast.com.au/bushcare
Cost – Free

Friends of Federation Walk Tree Planting Day
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Love to become involved….

Join us as we continue to replant the section burnt late last year. Now is the best time to get in and work hard to restore the ecological value of the area before some nasty weeds move in. But we need your help!

You can register for this event on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfFederationWalk/

For your protection please wear sun protective clothing and closed toe footwear and a smile. Bring some water too.
Meet at the beach side car park opposite the Sea World roundabout. Thanks for your support and see you there!

Contact Lyn Wright 0400 740 972 Laura Richards City of Gold Coast T: 5667 3615 M: 0439 226 062

Wildcare Australia training workshops: Wildlife Rescue (Advanced) @ Nerang
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

 
To register for workshops please email: education@wildcare.org.au

  
Please register at least 7 days before the scheduled date to allow appropriate arrangements to be made for training resources. Registrations are subject to availability, and satisfaction of any pre-requisites listed.

Wildcare Australia offers a comprehensive range of training workshops in native animal care and management that are undertaken by wildlife rehabilitators, zoo and captive animal staff, veterinary nurses and passionate volunteers.
Topics include Rescue and First Aid for Native Wildlife (Basic and Advanced Courses), Caring for Orphaned Mammals (Joeys), Emergency Telephone Training and Koala Training to name a few.
Thier general training workshops are free to current financial members of Wildcare. Non-members are welcome to attend training workshops at a cost of $10 per person (half day course) or $20 per person (full day course) per workshop (payable on registration).

Check out Wildcare Australia’s stacked calander of events for workshop details up until June.
Wildcare Calendar to June 2019

Mar
25
Mon
2019
Beach Art Room
Mar 25 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Beach Art Room

 

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

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An event every month that begins at 3:45pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

 

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Turn trash into treasure by creating art from marine litter collected from Gold Coast beaches through BeachCare. Have some creative fun with zero environmental impact! This program is presented in partnership with the CoastEd team from Griffith University’s Centre for Coastal Management.

No experience required, suitable for all ages and abilities. All materials provided.

4th Monday of each month
3.45pm – 4.45pm
11th Avenue Creative Palm Beach Library

Book online at
cityofgoldcoast.com.au/libraryevents
or phone 5581 7250

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Responsible Runners – Mermaid Beach @ Mermaid Beach (Opposite Mermaid Beach SLSC)
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Local ambassadors Lauren Hodge, Ella Horton, Ryan Adams and Naomi Edwards are joining forces to lead more groups to raise awareness about beach litter and marine debris issues along one of Australia’s most priced stretches of sand and to get their hands dirty cleaning up the beach as they stride it out.

“You don’t have to run. You can crawl, hop, skip or jump while picking up beach litter and marine debris”, said Ryan Adams, a local ambassador for the national Responsible Runners initiative.

“We provide all equipment at the clean ups, which is also a great way to meet people and talk about how we can all keep our beaches clean”.

Responsible Runners Gold Coast
Mermaid Beach (opp. Mermaid Beach SLSC): every Tuesday 5.30pm – 6.00pm
The Spit (near the VMR tower): every Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.00pm
Burleigh Beach (central viewing platform): every Thursday 5.30pm – 6:00pm

More information
responsiblerunners.org
ryan@keepitsurreal.net
0401 258 183

Mar
27
Wed
2019
Gardening Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Mar 27 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Join this lively volunteer group with a passion for the Botanic Gardens. Members help with gardening, guided walks, plant propagation, herbarium, education, events, craft and fundraising.

No green fingers needed – group leaders can provide training and guidance. Meet at the Friends Centre for all activities.

Contact:  P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W friendsgcrbg.org.au
F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Responsible Runners The Spit @ The Spit VMR Tower
Mar 27 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 am

Runners and walkers, come meet cool proactive people and join our fun weekly 30-minute cleanups to keep our beaches and waterways clean, build stronger communities, and raise awareness about the health and environmental risks of single-use waste, particularly plastic.
Beach Runners and Walkers Needed for 30mins Beach Clean ups. Plastic is found in the stomachs of 80% of bird species & 70% of loggerhead turtles. Come save a turtle and the birds. The Spit responsible runners every Wednesday 7:00am. Run, walk, cruise go with your flow as you enjoy the beach.

Plants and Wildlife of the Gardens
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens guided walks

Join a free guided walk to learn more about the plants and wildlife of the Gold Coast and our

beautiful Botanic Gardens. All walks commence from the Friends Centre located within the Gold

Coast Regional Botanic Gardens 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa. Further speciality walks are hosted

by the Friends throughout the year. Please visit our Facebook page for more information.

Presenter

Friends of Gold Coast

Regional Botanic

Gardens

P 0449 561 674 W friendsgcrbg.org.au

E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au

F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Cost: Free

Gecko Talks
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Topic to be advised

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Echo Beach Clean on Tallebudgera Creek @ Echo Beach Tallebudgera
Mar 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am

For further details contact:  Amy Gould: 0479141526  or  amyrebeccagould@gmail.com
Facebook link for Echo Beach Clean Echo Beach Clean will start 10th Jan and run weekly.. 
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2578843278823065/ 
Details 
 

Midweek social gathering andbeach clean at beautiful Echo Beach on Tallebudgera Creek.

Spend about half an hour picking up rubbish, then the rest of the time it’s upto the group – swim, walk the headland, yoga, surf, coffee etc. A greatopportunity to meet likeminded people and enjoy the early morning magic ofBurleigh Headland!

Amy the organiser takes all the rubbish away at the end to countit, record on the Australian Marine Debris Database and dispose/recycle it.

Meet at Echo Beach, north side of Talle Creek just inside the Burleigh NationalPark entrance. From time to time we might meet at different locations on thesouthern coast for those who are keen to mix it up!

BYO rubbish bag, gloves, swimmers, towel, suncream and Keep Cup!

Birdlife Southern Queensland: Gold Coast Branch @ Please contact Beth for details
Mar 28 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

EVERY THURSDAY
Gold Coast Branch
Outing – Every Thursday, unless they fall on a public holiday.
Contact Beth Hall
Summer we begin at 7.00am and in Winter at 7.30am. The changeover occurs in line with daylight saving changeover.

bethnjohn01@hotmail.com

Boomerang Bags – Regular sewing bees
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Contact: www.boomerangbags.org or phone Tania Potts 0410 55 2025

Boomerang Bags is a not-for-profit organisation providing an innovative alternative to plastic bags in a way that connects and engages with local communities, fosters sustainable behaviours, raises awareness and reduces waste while creating a sense of purpose and community ownership. Make bags from recycled material. If you can sew, make tea, use scissors, or would like a chat while giving them a hand, they would love to see you.

Mar
29
Fri
2019
EcoExplorers Kid’s Club
Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Bookings Essential athttps://gecko.org.au/educationcentre/kidsclub/

More Information:  https://gecko.org.au/educationcentre/kidsclub/

During School Terms

Every Friday afternoon after school from 3.30 till 5.30, we hold an
EcoExplorer’s Kid’s Club. There is a focus on particular animals and each week it
will be different. We will have games, story, excursions and competitions. We are keen
to connect the children with nature, and to learn about our native plants and animals
and how to look after them. Children will have a say in what they would like to do and
achieve. 2019 Club recommences on the 8th February. Bookings are essential.

For children aged 5-9 years
Friday afternoons from
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Costs $5 per child

Contact
Contact us for further details:
Gecko House, 139 Duringan Street, Currumbin, QLD 4223
Email: ecoexplorers@gecko.org.au
Phone: 5534 1412 office open 10am-2pm
Mobile: 0498 588 855 or 0400 703 898

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Herbarium Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Join this lively volunteer group with a passion for the Botanic Gardens. Members help with gardening, guided walks, plant propagation, herbarium, education, events, craft and fundraising.

No green fingers needed – group leaders can provide training and guidance. Meet at the Friends Centre for all activities.

Contact:  P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W friendsgcrbg.org.au
F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Wildcare Australia training workshops: Possums (Basic) @ Nerang
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

 
To register for workshops please email: education@wildcare.org.au

  
Please register at least 7 days before the scheduled date to allow appropriate arrangements to be made for training resources. Registrations are subject to availability, and satisfaction of any pre-requisites listed.

Wildcare Australia offers a comprehensive range of training workshops in native animal care and management that are undertaken by wildlife rehabilitators, zoo and captive animal staff, veterinary nurses and passionate volunteers.
Topics include Rescue and First Aid for Native Wildlife (Basic and Advanced Courses), Caring for Orphaned Mammals (Joeys), Emergency Telephone Training and Koala Training to name a few.
Thier general training workshops are free to current financial members of Wildcare. Non-members are welcome to attend training workshops at a cost of $10 per person (half day course) or $20 per person (full day course) per workshop (payable on registration).

Check out Wildcare Australia’s stacked calander of events for workshop details up until June.
Wildcare Calendar to June 2019

Responsible Runners Burleigh Heads
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Runners and walkers, come meet cool proactive people and join our fun weekly 30-minute cleanups to keep our beaches and waterways clean, build stronger communities, and raise awareness about the health and environmental risks of single-use waste, particularly plastic. . Plastic is found in the stomachs of 80% of bird species & 70% of loggerhead turtles. Come save a turtle and the birds. Burleigh Heads responsible runners every Saturday 4:00pm. Run, walk, cruise go with your flow as you enjoy the beach.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
NaturallyGC Rocky Shore Explore @ Burleigh Heads - Full details provided upon registration - Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/naturallygc-rocky-shore-explore-tickets-46133078279

Ocean Connect P 07 5667 5972 W Eventbrite/naturallygc Free

Description

Join our marine biologists from Ocean Connect at the rocky shores to explore this unique environment and learn about living and non-living things in the rock pools. Learn about periwinkles, sea cucumbers, oysters and crabs. Suitable for all ages.

All workshops are held from 9am to 11am however they are subject to change with the tide and any changes will be notified closer to the event.

Water Quality Testing + Training
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Current Programme – Save the Date


A programme for the remaining financial year sets out thefollowing dates and water testing events.  


Meeting locations, times and possible date changes (eg. due to poor weather conditions) will be provided by facebook, eventbrite or sms. 

 

2 March 2019  – WQ

31 March 2019 – WQ + Training

27 April 2019  – WQ WB Currumbin

28 April 2019  – WQ WB Tallebudgera

26 May 2019  – WQ

30 June 2019 – WQ + Training

 

Note: Water Quality (WQ) events at Alex Griffiths Park and Little Ford Family Park at Currumbin, Long Tan Park atCurrumbin Valley and Lions Park at Tallebudgera.

Water Bugs (WB) at locationspecified.


 
Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/246208939335452/

Eventbrite page is https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/gold-coast-catchment-association-8410048109

Description

The Water Quality Monitoring is a new program which is coordinated by The Gold Coast Catchment Association and supported by the City of Gold Coast – Catchment Management Unit. The program is a collaboration with Gecko and the Coomera River Catchment Group.

The program raises community and government awareness in the Gold Coast region and aims to distribute information on waterways health, trends and impacts.

The program is open to the wider community and we really encourage everyone to participate and learn new skills whilst collecting vital data! We aim to collaborate with more community groups to be able expand the program in the next year.

We are heading out to our Southern sites with the Gecko crew!

Meeting time is at 09:00 AM at the Gecko House in Currumbin.

Please make sure to register to get all the updates!

www.goldcoastcatchments.org/citizenscience
info@goldcoastcatchments.org

Apr
1
Mon
2019
Craft Group: Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Join this lively volunteer group with a passion for the Botanic Gardens. Members help with gardening, guided walks, plant propagation, herbarium, education, events, craft and fundraising.

No green fingers needed – group leaders can provide training and guidance. Meet at the Friends Centre for all activities.

Contact:  P 0449 561 674
E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au
W friendsgcrbg.org.au
F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Gecko Climate Action Network (GCAN): All Welcome
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Anyone interested in taking action on Climate Change are welcome to attend. GCAN works with other groups on the Gold Coast who work towards educating, informing and changing policy on Climate Change.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Beaches to Bushland: Elanora/Tallebudgera
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Beaches to Bushland Volunteer Landcare Program

The Beaches to Bushland Program provides a platform for the local community to foster a connection with their environment, and encourages active community involvement and ownership of our natural assets.

Join in activities including planting native trees, controlling weeds, litter pick-up, seed collection and native plant propagation. Each year volunteers within the program plant more than 50,000 native trees and cover many hectares for weed control at various sites across the Gold Coast. The program also provides the opportunity for schools, corporate groups and community organisations to be actively involved in improving our natural environment by scheduling a tree planting session.

Conditions apply.

Groups meet between February and November each year from 8am to 10am.

Please see below for details and contact us for exact meeting locations.

City of Gold Coast P 07 55 811 537

E namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

W cityofgoldcoast.com.au/bushcare

Free

Bushcare Group – Elanora Wetlands
Apr 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Bushcare Group – Elanora Wetlands
Contact: Telephone: 5581 1537
Email: namu@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Support your local environment by restoring native vegetation and improving the habitat for native wildlife. Please bring a bottle of water and wear appropriate clothing, sturdy boots, hat and gloves. We work in a 3 acre section of Schusters Park. The aim is to restore the habitat as close as possible to the original riverine environment.

Bushcare and Natural Restorations | Gecko – Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council

Butterfly Walk
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens guided walks

Join a free guided walk to learn more about the plants and wildlife of the Gold Coast and our

beautiful Botanic Gardens. All walks commence from the Friends Centre located within the Gold

Coast Regional Botanic Gardens 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa. Further speciality walks are hosted

by the Friends throughout the year. Please visit our Facebook page for more information.

Presenter

Friends of Gold Coast

Regional Botanic

Gardens

P 0449 561 674 W friendsgcrbg.org.au

E info@friendsgcrbg.org.au

F facebook.com/friendsgcrbg

Cost: Free