Nest Box Building Workshop
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About the Event
About: The Re-Cyc-Ology Project is a conservation and environmental education initiative inspired by the loss of tree-hollows, the urgent need to protect remaining wildlife habitat, and the growing amount of human waste entering our ecosystems. As part of this hands-on workshop, 10 families or groups will work together to construct a nest box using recycled materials. Each group will have the option of taking their nest box home to install themselves, or boxes can be donated to the Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre and installed as part of a long-term monitoring program.
Date: Wednesday 14th July
Time: 9:00am - 3pm
Presenters: WA Gould League and The Re-Cyc-Ology Project/ iNSiGHT Ornithology
Cost: Admission $60/ Family or Group; WAGL Friends $51/Family or Group (15% discount). All children need to be accompanied by an adult.
What’s included: Presentation by Simon Cherriman (Environmental researcher, educator and flim maker) on wildlife habitat, tree-hollows, nest boxes and waste management. Each group/family will then construct and paint a nest-box. To finish off, groups will be shown examples of nest boxes installed around Herdsman Lake and how we plan to monitor them using motion sensing cameras. Any dontated boxes will then be installed by Simon. Tea/coffee and light refreshments will be provided at morning tea. All materials supplied on the day.
What to bring: Water bottle, picnic lunch, closed shoes, suitable clothing for wood working & painting, and Ear-muffs/ear plugs.
Other info: Limited to 10 Groups . Suit ages 7+
Image credit: Simon Cherriman
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