The physical and mental wellbeing of our volunteers and visitors is very important to us at Gecko. We understand that the recent outbreak of Coronavirus has had an effect on everyone’s everyday life, including visiting Gecko Office.Firstly, please visit the Australian Government website for updates, medical advice on how to keep yourself safe. The office will remain open with restricted staff; enquiries phone 55341412.
On 27th September the Gold Coast City Council called for public submissions on amendments (changes) to the planning scheme (City Plan) and established a number of pop-up information sessions at various places throughout the city. Gecko urges all residents of Gold Coast to check out these proposed changes to the City plan and put in a submission. The amendments (changes) are intended to improve the City Plan and the way our City responds to the ongoing population growth. Not everyone will agree that all amendments are an improvement and this is why your submission is vital.
One summer in Antarctica turned Gold Coast scientist, Richard Skinner, into a passionate believer in the scientific importance of the frozen continent. Now he’ll share what captivated him there, both scientifically and personally, and how you can be involved.
Gecko’s office is closed over the Christmas Break- Monday 16th December and re-opening Monday 6th January 2020. The EcoDiscoverers School Holiday Program will be running. No E-waste is to be left until we re-open on 6th January. Best wishes to all.
Gecko has a new Management Committee for 2019-2020. If you wish to become involved in their numerous projects or as a volunteer, email email@example.com
At Gecko Talks 23rd October in Currumbin RSL the talk will be about Australia’s bees. “While the charismatic, highly eusocial stingless bees have become the rock stars of the bee world, and a handful of solitary bees like blue banded bees and teddy bear bees have become popular B-grade celebrities, most of our bee species get paid very little, or no attention……”.
On Wednesday 9th October 2019, Gecko Environment Council Assoc Inc (Gecko) will be holding our 30th Annual General Meeting at 6:30pm, and cordially invite all our members to attend. We hope you will attend this event, hear about all the activities Gecko has been involved with over the past year and welcome in our new Committee for 2019-2020. Thereafter we will hold a short General Meeting with a light supper. We look forward to catching up with friends and members old and new. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 55341412 for any enquiries or to send a proxy vote.
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 allow endemic species to flourish naturally. However, identifying the seedlings from the weedlings can be challenging. If you are keen to learn how to spot native seedlings and their imposters, […]
We all know the diseases mosquitos can spread. But few of us know much about the tiny insectivores working tirelessly on our behalf to control those mozzies.
That’s where Professor Maria Nicolae comes in, championing the cause of microbats.
‘They play very important roles in controlling the insect population. But they’re under extreme pressure for survival everywhere, pressure that we can help relieve,’ she says.
Gecko’s Annual Environmental Awards Night is to be held 7th September 2019. Nominations of people who have helped the Gold Coast environment are welcome. See www.gecko.org.au/environmental awards night to nominate someone soon.