The debate on climate change is rightly focused on the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases. But whatever our success or failure in mitigating emissions, we must now also ask how the harmful impacts of a rapidly-changing climate affect living on the Gold Coast—and beyond.
Migratory shorebirds perform mind-blowing journeys and are among the most amazing and elusive creatures on earth. While they visit the Gold Coast annually, most of us don’t recognise them.
Australian bush food is all around us. The problem for many of us is understanding what we’re looking at.
If you are keen to know more about bush food—and a special local bush food garden—don’t miss the Gecko Talk on Wednesday, February 27.
With more than 30 years of local research and experience in our botanical landscape, David is our November guest speaker. Come along and be inspired. Wednesday 28th Currumbin RSL.
Gecko Talks – 26 September – How You Can Help Koalas, Native Birds—and Your Pets—Thrive If you’re interested in making life better for your pet—and keen to learn more on how you can help vulnerable koala or native bird populations —here’s the talk for you. Dog attacks continue to occur in our city; our vulnerable koalas need protecting and our native birds are threatened by […]
“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 with nature and taken his connection and love for it to great heights by actually living in a tree at one point of his life!
John believes in celebrating our environment and looking for positive connections with it. He uses music, human interaction, art and any other means suitable to do that. He calls his concept of connecting us, the land, the flora and fauna, “The Opera of Existence” and wished to share this concept with us in an engaging and interactive way.
Come along, leave your daily worries behind, open your mind and celebrate the beauty of our world and your place in it through this interactive presentation!
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 and Campaign Coordinator of Gecko, the Gold Coast’s peak environmental body, recently returned from a safari in Botswana which fulfilled a lifelong dream.
Hear her distinctive view on the ecology and some of the animals of that country, which she chose not only because of her research and because it’s considered politically stable—but also she’d enjoyed the movie, A United Kingdom!
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 and his team have developed an innovative cane toad tadpole trapping technology that uses a nature road pheromone to lure toad tadpoles into a trap.
Better still, he’s coming to the Gold Coast to tell us about it.
Professor Catherine Pickering and team at Griffith University School of Environment and Science have used social media data from Flickr photo sharing website to start to assess how people value and use a natural site. Social media provides a new way of a looking at sociocultural values of sites, and Professor Pickering and teams study is one of the first in Australia to use this method.
If you want to be inspired, or reduce your carbon footprint, or hear how a community is growing innovative entrepreneurs while doing good, don’t miss this talk.
Electronic waste—the fastest-growing scourge to our soil and water—can be the catalyst to changing lives and communities. Tony Sharp, founder of Logan-based Substation 33, will share how this is happening when he speaks at Gecko Talkssoon at Currumbin.