Gecko Talks-Help the Powerful Owl-26 August in Currumbin RSL

Gecko Talks-Help the Powerful Owl-26 August in Currumbin RSL

Helping Powerful Owls Through Citizen Science Gecko Talks – Wednesday, August 26 at Currumbin RSL   Australia’s largest owl, the threatened Powerful  Owl, should be living throughout the Gold Coast. With much of its habitat destroyed in the recent fires and impacted by land clearing, a study to learn about its local whereabouts urgently needs your help.   Dr Rob Clemens, Powerful Owl Project Coordinator […]

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The Science of Antarctica-Gecko Talks–February 26 at Currumbin RSL

The Science of Antarctica-Gecko Talks–February 26 at Currumbin RSL

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.

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Gecko Talks – A journey Beyond the Stingless Bees-23 October

Gecko Talks – A journey Beyond the Stingless Bees-23 October

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……”.

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Gecko Talks – Seedling or Weedling?

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 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, […]

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Gecko Talks-The Secret Lives of Microbats Revealed-28th August

Gecko Talks-The Secret Lives of Microbats Revealed-28th August

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.

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Gecko Talks-The Spit Master Plan-24 July 2019

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 provides for a low-rise future for The Spit and strikes a balance between the protection of environmental and community values and the realisation of appropriate development opportunities.

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Gecko Talks – A Magical Look at Our Reefs-26th June

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 life—in an upcoming free presentation. 6.45pm on 26th June at Currumbin RSL.

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Gecko Talks 22nd May – How Climate Change will affect Living in the Gold Coast and Beyond

Gecko Talks 22nd May – How Climate Change will affect Living in the Gold Coast and Beyond

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.

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Gecko Talks-27th March-Migratory Birds and Curlew Island

Gecko Talks-27th March-Migratory Birds and Curlew Island

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.

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Gecko Talks-Recognising Bush Food & Uncovering Living Stories

Gecko Talks-Recognising Bush Food & Uncovering Living Stories

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.

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