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    Education -Mar 24, 2020
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    - Mar 24, 2020
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    The Ramsar Convention is the only international treaty devoted to conserving a single ecosystem type across the planet - Wetlands. 157 nations work together to care for 2,300 Ramsar wetland sites across the world and 6 of them occur within the Bellarine Peninsula and western Port Phillip Bay. Raising awareness of these precious habitats is a priority for the Bellarine Catchment Network in 2020 and our established schools program provides the ideal outreach for this message.     On ...
    Rebecca St Ledger
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    Education -Mar 19, 2020
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    - Mar 19, 2020
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    On Saturday 29th of February eight new Caring for our Bays Hero bin decals translated  in Languages other than English were launched at the 2020 PakoFesta Multicultural Festival. Over 100 000 people attended the event and saw the new installations.     The messaging aims to increase awareness and stewardship of the local environment by connecting meaningfully with the diverse range of cultural groups who reside in and visit Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. The eight languages i...
    Angeline Poole
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    Education -Mar 17, 2020
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    - Mar 17, 2020
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    On the 27th February 2020, twelve year 11 and 12 VCAL students undertook a clean up on 500m of beach at the Ocean Grove main beach.  The most abundant items collected were small litter fragments, butts, bottle tops, bottles and cups.  Approximately 5 kgs of rubbish was collected from what, at first appearance seems like a clean beach. Many small plastic fragments were found in the high tide line, with the larger items found in the adjacent flora in the dune system. The students logged their l...
    Angeline Poole
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    Education -Feb 24, 2020
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    - Feb 24, 2020
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    From Barren Wasteland to Biodiversity Classroom The Mentone Primary School Story In 2019, Mentone Primary School began a new Specialist subject- Sustainability. We began the year with an audit of the school. Students walked around and pointed out areas they thought needed improvement. We then collated ideas to see what students thought were highest priorities. There was one absolute standout area- the front nature strip. The earth was cracked, the couch grass and weed had died over summ...
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    Education -Feb 13, 2020
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    - Feb 13, 2020
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    A brilliant, no DAZZLING, turquoise sea is how I will always remember my first visit to the Torres Strait. The vivid intensity of colour smacking me in the face as I passed over the water from the airport on Horn Island to the central hub of the Torres Strait, Thursday Island. The Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) and partners Maritime Safety Qld (MSQ) and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) sent me on an errand to meet with Tagai College and the vario...
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    Education -Feb 8, 2020
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    - Feb 8, 2020
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    GJS Intellectual Company Australia, under the administration of Chuentat Kang, is handling volunteer training for disadvantaged via community engineering education for caring of our land.  This online volunteer training is conducted via landline phone together with internet computer as a part of community strengthening purposes.  Multifaith chaplaincy and interfaith network can be involved in the blessing of such environmental conservation initiatives.  Languages could be used in such environmen...
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    Education -Dec 17, 2019
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    Agmentation We were lucky enough to be invited to UNE's Agemntation event as part of a group representing Goondiwindi. Agmentation is a hackathon-style event run over one day as a part of UNE's 'Rural Focus' week. Run by the Smart Region Incubator (Incubator that joins regional startups with academic business research, business mentors, corporate and community partners), Agmentation brings together over one hundred like-minded high school and university students, industry professionals, resea...
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    Education -Jul 25, 2019
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    - Jul 25, 2019
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    A holistic approach to environmental education: How to foster ongoing environmental stewardship in the community.        Bellarine Catchment Network engages the wider Bellarine Peninsula community through a variety of programs and opportunities that facilitate re-engagement and behavioural change. Their goal is to continue delivering integrated community driven projects that protect and enhance the environmental values of the Bellarine. Bellarine Catchment Network are a non-government...
    Matt Crawley
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