Listening to birds

Listening to birds …. Growing up as a child in the bush, I was very attuned to bird calls and their meanings and would often sit and watch the wedge-tailed eagles as they flew down to catch their prey. What a spectacular sight that was! Birds are highly important and respected to the first people of Australia. For the Kulin…

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Sowing Seeds with Kids

Spring is an exciting time in the garden, especially for children.  The outdoors is a sensory delight, the scent and colour of the flowers in bloom, and the droning of the bees around them, the birds building their nests. The days and the soil are warming up. It’s a perfect time to venture outside to sow your own seeds with…

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There is no age limit to having a voice

I knew I wanted to become a conservationist when I was just five years old. My mother’s friend will often recount to me her vivid memory of when I walked over to my mum one afternoon to ask her how I could save the orangutans. My earliest memory is sitting my mum down on the couch in our front room…

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Make every moment in nature count

We all know about getting our 10,000 steps in per day, but did you know you also need 120 minutes per week in nature? Spending time outdoors is essential for our mental health and well-being but how much do we need to spend to have a real impact? We know that being outside makes us feel good, but why? And…

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12 Amazing Rock Pools to Visit in Victoria

Rock pools are amazing places to explore with children and there’s no summer holiday that’s complete without a rock pool ramble! With endless shorelines to explore and a huge diversity of marine life living in one of the worlds most pristine waters, Victoria has some spectacular rock pools to discover. From migratory whales to tiny seahorses, and the underwater gardens…

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