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February 2019

NaturallyGC Birds of our Wetlands Photography Walk

February 9 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 am
Arundel, Further details provided upon booking, Arundel, QLD 4214
Arundel, 4214 AU
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Come and improve your bird identification and nature photography skills with a pleasant walk guided by local bird watcher and nature photographer Todd Burrows. Todd’s enthusiasm for, and knowledge of the natural world, is bound to inspire you! Supported by Division 2 Councillor William Owen-Jones

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NaturallyGC Native Stingless Bees

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upper Coomera, Further details provided upon booking, Upper Coomera, QLD
Upper Coomera, AU
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  Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world. Presented by Sugarbag Bees. More suited…

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NaturallyGC Nature Journaling using Colour

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lower Beechmont + Google Map

Learn how to use a range of colour materials for nature journaling. This workshop will explore the use of colour pencils, watercolour pencils, watercolours and gouache for creating nature journal entries in the field. Participants can bring their own materials or use the materials provided. Suitable for ages 15 and above. Supported by Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer. Participants are…

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NaturallyGC- Little Nature Lovers (preschool age)

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa, QLD 4217
Benowa, 4217 AU
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Have fun exploring nature at the beautiful Botanic Gardens and learn what makes our Gold Coast environment so special. Each session includes a walk, activity and story reading. This session-  Life in Wetlands - Lots of animals live in the lakes and lagoons. How many can you see? Look for little creatures in the water ponds. You can make a…

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NaturallyGC Rocky Shore Explore

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Burleigh Heads, Full details provided upon registration, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Burleigh Heads, 4220 AU
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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  ages 5 and above.. Workshop was originally to be held at 9am however due to tide changes time…

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March 2019

NaturallyGC Fauna Forensics

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mudgeeraba, Full details provided upon registration, Mudgeeraba, QLD 4213
Mudgeeraba, 4213 AU
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Finding evidence of animals can be intriguing.  Learn the skills and tools to identify the source of sounds, scents, scats, skulls, tracks, skin, feathers etc. to quickly assess whether a species is present in a particular area. This event is not suitable for children. Supported by Division 9 Councillor Tozer

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NaturallyGC Native Stingless Bees

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Helensvale, Further details provided upon booking, Helensvale, QLD
Helensvale, AU
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Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world. Presented by Sugarbag Bees. More suited for adults…

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NaturallyGC Nature Journaling using Colour

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mudgeeraba + Google Map

Learn how to use a range of colour materials for nature journaling. This workshop will explore the use of colour pencils, watercolour pencils, watercolours and gouache for creating nature journal entries in the field. Participants can bring their own materials or use the materials provided. Suitable for ages 15 and above. Supported by Division 11 Herman Vorster Participants are required…

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NaturallyGC Bushtucker

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Benowa, Further details provided upon booking, Benowa, QLD 4217
Benowa, 4217 AU
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  Dura, yaga, jar means grow, cook, eat! Learn to grow, cook and eat a local variety of native Yugambeh country flavours in this inspiring one-hour bush tucker workshop. As we tour the Botanic Gardens, identify a range of local bush-food plants, discover ways to incorporate the flavours into everyday cooking and pick up tips…

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NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounters

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Helensvale, Further details provided upon , QLD AU + Google Map

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes. All ages. Presented by Wildcall. Supported by Division 2 Councillor William Owen-Jones  

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NaturallyGC Rocky Shore Explore

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burleigh Heads, Full details provided upon registration, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Burleigh Heads, 4220 AU
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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 ages 5 and above. Workshop was originally promoted as 9am, due to tide changes workshop will commence at…

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April 2019

NaturallyGC Bugs in Our creeks (Kids)

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Robina, Further details provided upon booking, Robina, QLD 4226
Robina, 4226 AU
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Come meet and greet some of the amazing bugs that live in our waterways. Learn all about their habitats and life-cycles, as well as how to identify them and the important role they play in our waterway health. Suitable for ages 5 and above. Please only register a place for the child. Adults must attend with…

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NaturallyGC Connect to Your Creek Tree Planting

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Nerang, details provided upon registration, QLD AU + Google Map

Connect to your local creek and join our City of Gold Coast natural areas team for a community tree planting. We will be planting 1000 native trees along the banks of Nerang River to improve water quality, create habitat and reduce erosion. By connecting people with their local creek we hope to increase community stewardship…

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NaturallyGC Decades of Experience- Indigenous Kids workshop

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mudgeeraba, Further details provided upon booking, Mudgeeraba, QLD
Mudgeeraba, AU
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Learn Indigenous skills and experience the Indigenous culture through ochre painting with real ochre, an emu story, fire making, a story with fire sticks, emu feather hair decorations and boomerang and spear throwing with a woomera. Suitable for ages five and above. Parents must attend but please only register for the children. Presented by Rick…

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NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounters

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Labrador, Further details provided upon booking, QLD AU + Google Map

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes. All ages. Presented by Wildcall. Supported by Division 4 Councillor Kristyn Boulton.      

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NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounters

April 6 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Labrador, Further details provided upon booking, QLD AU + Google Map

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes. All ages. Presented by Wildcall. Supported by Division 2 Councillor Kristyn Boulton.      

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NaturallyGC Creatures of the Dark

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burleigh Heads, Full details provided upon booking, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Burleigh Heads, 4220 AU
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Turn on your night vision and join WildCall for a night time adventure on a light one-hour walk spotting some of Australia’s most iconic animals. The walk will be followed by a half hour wildlife show, so you’re guaranteed to see some amazing wildlife up close. Moderate fitness required. Ages eight and over. (strict age…

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NaturallyGC Walk on the Wildside

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Coombabah, Further details provided upon registration, Coombabah, QLD 4216
Coombabah, 4216 AU
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  Bound along and discover what the kangaroos, koalas and other wildlife get up to at Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area on a guided walk with a natural areas officer. This one-hour walk through the wetlands and boardwalk is a great way to get kids rediscovering nature. Suitable for ages four to 12 and an adult…

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NaturallyGC Introduction to nature Journaling

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Upper Coomera, Further details provided upon booking, Upper Coomera, QLD 4209
Upper Coomera, 4209 AU
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This is the basic, beginner-level workshop that’s designed to demonstrate to each participant that they can draw and write, even if they have no prior skills in these areas. Along the way, we will explain aspects of ecology relevant to the workshop venue, and introduce basic materials for nature journaling. Suitable for ages 15 and above. Participants are required to bring their…

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NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounters

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Burleigh, Further details provided upon booking, QLD AU + Google Map

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes. All ages. Presented by Wildcall.   supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

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NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounters

April 13 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Burleigh, Further details provided upon booking, QLD AU + Google Map

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes. All ages. Presented by Wildcall. Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young.

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NaturallyGC Creatures of the Dark

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Coombabah, Full details provided upon booking, Coombabah, QLD
Coombabah, AU
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Turn on your night vision and join WildCall for a night time adventure on a light one-hour walk spotting some of Australia’s most iconic animals. The walk will be followed by a half hour wildlife show, so you’re guaranteed to see some amazing wildlife up close.  Ages five and over. (strict age limit) Supported by Division…

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NaturallyGC Rocky Shore Explore

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burleigh Heads, Full details provided upon registration, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Burleigh Heads, 4220 AU
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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 ages 5 and above. Workshop was originally promoted for 9am howver tides have changed and workshop will commence…

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May 2019

NaturallyGC May the Fourth Tree Planting

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Oxenford, Regatta Waters Park, Graywillow Blvd, Oxenford, QLD 4210
Oxenford, 4210 AU
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We need some super heroes to help us provide homes for native wildlife along the Coomera River. Put on your favourite Star Wars themed costume and come and have some fun planting trees. Or wear a costume from home or get creative and make a cape using recycled materials. Suitable for all ages. Full details…

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NaturallyGC Kangaroos and Wallabies

May 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coombabah, Further details provided upon booking, Coombabah, QLD 4216
Coombabah, 4216 AU
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Explore Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area and learn about the kangaroos and wallabies that live in the area. Gain insights into the ecology of the eastern grey kangaroo, red-necked wallaby and swamp wallaby including the vegetation types they prefer, how they interact with each other and why the conservation area is so important to their long-term…

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NaturallyGC Koala Tree Planting

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Burleigh, Further details provided upon booking, QLD 4214 4214 AU + Google Map

Join our Natural Areas and Koala Conservation team and help plant food and habitat trees for koalas in Tallebudgera. You will also discover more about the local koala population and learn how you can take simple measures to support koala conservation on the Gold Coast. Supported by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

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NaturallyGC Nature Journaling- Drawing Trees

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Burleigh Heads, Further details provided upon booking, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Burleigh Heads, 4220 AU
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Trees are wonderful subjects for nature journaling, not only because they don’t move, but how do you fit such a large subject on the page? How can you represent the distinctive foliage of a particular tree without drawing every leaf? And is it true that drawing a tree can be a meditative experience? These and other questions will be…

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NaturallyGC Creatures of the Dark

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Burleigh Heads, Full details provided upon booking, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Burleigh Heads, 4220 AU
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Turn on your night vision and join WildCall for a night time adventure on a light one-hour walk spotting some of Australia’s most iconic animals. The walk will be followed by a half hour wildlife show, so you’re guaranteed to see some amazing wildlife up close. Moderate fitness required. Ages eight and over. (strict age…

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June 2019

NaturallyGC Koala Tree Planting

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tallebudgera, Further details provided upon booking, QLD AU + Google Map

Join our Natural Areas and Koala Conservation team and help plant 5000 food and habitat trees for koalas in Tallebudgera. The event will also cooincide with World Environment Day. You will also discover more about the local koala population and learn how you can take simple measures to support koala conservation on the Gold Coast.  

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NaturallyGC Native Stingless Bees

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burleigh, Further details provided upon booking, Burleigh, QLD
Burleigh, AU
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  Learn about the stunning diversity of Australia’s native bees and their role in the environment. Learn how to keep stingless bees in a hive, propagate them and extract honey. You will come away equipped to keep your own hive of stingless bees in your part of the world. Presented by Sugarbag Bees. More suited…

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NaturallyGC Nature Journaling using Colour

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Burleigh, Further details provided upon request + Google Map

Learn how to use a range of colour materials for nature journaling. This workshop will explore the use of colour pencils, watercolour pencils, watercolours and gouache for creating nature journal entries in the field. Participants can bring their own materials or use the materials provided. Participants are required to bring their own basic materials including unlined sketchbook, 2B pencil and…

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NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounters

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Mudgeeraba, Further details provided upon location AU + Google Map

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes. All ages. Presented by Wildcall.   Supported by Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer

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NaturallyGC Indigenous Wildlife on Wheels

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Varsity Lakes, Further details provided upon booking, QLD AU + Google Map

Presented by Currumbin Wildlife Santcuary on behalf of City of Gold Coast. Immerse yourself in culture with our Indigenous Education officer as your host.This indigenous experience will teach you about our local areas and its people, significant landmarks, weaponry, dreamtime stories such as rainbow serpents, myths, languages, instruments, ceremonies. participants will meet and learn about…

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NaturallyGC Wildlife Encounters

June 29 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Mudgeeraba, Further details provided upon location AU + Google Map

Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country’s stunning wildlife. The many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes. All ages. Presented by Wildcall.   Supported by Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer

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NaturallyGC Creatures of the Dark

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Burleigh Heads, Full details provided upon booking, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
Burleigh Heads, 4220 AU
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Turn on your night vision and join WildCall for a night time adventure on a light one-hour walk spotting some of Australia’s most iconic animals. The walk will be followed by a half hour wildlife show, so you’re guaranteed to see some amazing wildlife up close. Moderate fitness required. Ages eight and over. (strict age…

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