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Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Big Scrub Rainforest Day is the annual celebration of our rainforests and the natural environment where we live.

This year the keynote address “Our science future” is by Robyn Williams, presenter of the Science Show on ABC.

For the early risers there is a bird walk around Rocky Creek Dam to identify local birds (byo binoculars); learn what rainforest plants to use when planning and undertaking revegetation projects, and how to collect and propagate them; hear about threatened rainforest species and creatures of the rainforest; take a tour of the Rocky Creek dam treatment plant… and much, much more!!

Tim Low – Biologist & Author will present Birds & Australia’s Ecological Evolution and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary will present some amazing creatures that live in our local rainforest. Learn about their important role in maintaining and regenerating our forest to keep it in a healthy condition.

It will be a fun day out for all the family! Click here for a full program.

What's Big Scrub Rainforest Day about?

BigScrubRainforestDay.JPGThe Big Scrub Rainforest Day has inspired and educated thousands of landholders and volunteers to tackle weeds, plant trees and get passionate about rainforests since 1999. Through its innovative, fun program, the event engages the whole community, not just those converted to rainforest restoration and landcare.

Co-founded by Rainforest Rescue with the Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group, the Big Scrub Rainforest Day has grown to become Australia’s largest annual landcare education event. People travel from all over southeast Queensland, northern New South Wales and beyond to join the festivities and discover practical ways they can help the environment.

animals are about.JPGThe aim of the event is to provide a forum for education on the Big Scrub Rainforest. It has a particular focus on inspiring and motivating individuals and groups to become active in rainforest conservation and restoration. Additionally the event aims to raise funds to support restoration of the Big Scrub rainforest.

Over the last few years some of Australia’s leading biologists, ecologists and other scientists have provided walks, talks and presentations on flora and fauna and the latest conservation techniques. The food and information stalls, entertainment and kids festival make it a fun day out for all.

For further information please contact the Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group on (02) 6687 1143.