Get Inspired


Inspiring and educational, Gecko Talks are environmentally themed public talks presented by leading experts and leaders in their fields. Guaranteed to inspire and offered free of charge on the fourth Wednesday of the month, February through to November at Currumbin RSL.

Join us at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start or come earlier and socialise with others for dinner at the RSL beside the picturesque Currumbin Creek. Located at 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin and for directions see the map below.

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Upcoming and past Talks.

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Gecko Talks-22nd September – Damsel and Dragon Flies

Gecko Talks, 22nd September in curru8mbin RSL. Narelle and Damian have been observing Dragonflies and Damselflies around the coast for well over 30 years, and will be sharing with us their wealth of knowledge on…

Gecko Talks is on Quolls – 28th July in Currumbin RSL

Paul Revie, an ecologist and zoologist, founded the Quoll Society of Australia to safeguard the spotted-tailed quoll in southern Queensland. His team of enthusiastic volunteers are mapping the last remaining healthy population of spotted-tailed quolls…
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Gecko Talks 24th March – The Iconic Platypus

“The platypus is one of the most unique species in the world,” says Emily Vincent of environmental organisation Watergum, who will be Gecko’s guest speaker. The egg-laying mammal is endemic to the east coast of…

Gecko Talks 16th December- Caring for Koalas

Dr Michael Pyne, Senior Vet of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital will be speaking at Gecko Talks on 16 December at Currumbin RSL. Gecko Talks is a monthly guest speaker event, organized by Gecko Environment Council for…
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Gecko Talks-Eco Village Celebrates 15 years Existence

The Ecovillage in Currumbin is a modern international award-winning sustainable community located in south-east Queensland, Australia. The 270 acre site is set in Currumbin Valley, just 7 minutes from beautiful Currumbin Beach. The village contains…
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Gecko Talks – Seedling or Weedling?

Gecko Talks – Seedling or Weedling? Expand the Bush by Knowing the Difference Gecko Talks – September 25th at Currumbin RSL Many Gold Coasters volunteer  their time conducting bush regeneration and removing environmental weeds to…
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Gecko Talks-The Spit Master Plan-24 July 2019

GeckoTalks-24 July in Currumbin RSL - Following 18 months of consultation with the community and key stakeholders, The Spit master plan was released by the Queensland Government on 25 May 2018. The Spit master plan…
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Gecko Talks – A Magical Look at Our Reefs-26th June

Few people know the outstanding marine world of the Gold Coast’s near-reefs as well as acclaimed underwater photographer, Ian Banks. Now you can see some of his stunning photos—and learn more about our fascinating marine…
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Gecko Talks-22 August 2018-The Opera of Existence

“Earthman” John Palmer OAM, is an experienced environmental educator with four decades of experience and knowledge of Australian natural environment, local bushtucker, nature tours and Indigenous Australia. He is, and has always been, truly one…

Gecko Talks-Glimpses of Africa-25 July

When a leading local environmentalist says her trip to Africa was probably one of her best holidays ever, you can bet she’ll have a rich story to tell of the trip. Lois Levy, founding president…

Gecko Talks-The Cane Toad Challenge-27 June

The Cane Toad Challenge is based on a clever new way to turn the creatures' own toxins against them.   It is a way all of us can help eradicate this fast-breeding pest. Professor rob Capon…

Gecko Talks 26th July-Fungi, The Superheroes of Our Future

Dr Tuszynska will talk about fungi’s vital impact on the environment, and humans, covering areas from transforming pollutants such as pesticides and petrochemicals, to fungi creating soils and nourishing all life forms by munching on…

Gecko Talks 28th June – Adventures of a Snake Wrangler

Come along to Gecko Environment Council’s Guest Speaker Night this month to hear experienced environmental scientist Sam Howard from Wild Encounters talk to you about his close encounters with both furry and scaly wildlife who…

22nd February 2017 – How to train your raptor

Australia is home to 24 species of raptor, from the small sparrowhawk to the impressive wedge-tailed eagle. Few people get close enough to appreciate the vast wingspans and powerful talons and beaks of these avian…
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24th February 2016 – Wild Bird Rescues Gold Coast

Speaker: Rowley Goonan Organisation: Wild Bird Rescues Gold Coast The abundant waterways and the popularity of fishing on the Gold Coast mean that entanglements of birds is a common occurrence, and therefore, a huge problem. Wild Bird Rescues…
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28th October 2015 – Australia – Love Your Birds

Australia boasts some of the most beautiful and peculiar birds on earth. Despite this, our rates of participation in bird related pastimes lags far behind the United Kingdom and United States. BirdLife Southern Queensland aims…
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25th February 2015 – Climate Reality Gold Coast

If current trends continue, Australians will start to pay the price of global warming in the things we value most, such as health, food security, lifestyle and biodiversity. Who: Facilitator: Samantha Morris, Blank Gold Coast…
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23rd July 2014 – Happiness of Beaches – Naomi Edwards

Naomi Edwards explains the ecological and social importance of keeping our dunes and beaches healthy. She describes how she collaborates with others to restore and maintain our precious coastline; and shows how we can all…