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Nature City Seminar 2019

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Nature City Seminar is a new and exciting event designed to share information and reveal knowledge gaps about nature in urban areas in Western Australia. Held over three days – Day 1 and 2 (26 & 27 June) will consist of presentations from experienced and knowledgeable speakers. Day 3 (28 June) will include field trips and workshops.

South Perth Community Hall
Seminar: 26-27 June (see below for speaker list)
Field Trips: 28 June

Showcasing the latest research and best practice case studies to improve WA's capacity to manage, enhance, design, and connect with nature in urban areas.
 

About the event

Nature City Seminar is a new and exciting event designed to share information and reveal knowledge gaps about nature in urban areas in Western Australia.

The event will be held over three days – the first two days (26 and 27 June) will be at the City of South Perth Community Hall, and will consist of presentations from invited speakers, and speakers selected from those who submit abstracts. The third day (28 June) will include field trips and workshops.

The event is designed to expose you to new ideas and encourages science-practice partnerships and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
 

Who should attend?

  • Architects, Landscape Architects, Developers, Urban Planners.
  • Environmental education.
  • Friends Groups.
  • Indigenous groups.
  • Industry groups operating in the urban space (including resource extraction, ecological restoration, natural resource management, green infrastructure, urban design, water sensitive design, plant nurseries, ecological engineering, playscape design).
  • Local Government (including environmental management, urban planning, public open space, urban forest plans).
  • NGOs.
  • Research (including environment, medical, psychology, culture, sustainability).
  • State Government (including biodiversity management, policy, regulation, research, urban parks and gardens).


Invited speakers (26 and 27 June)

  • Susan Prescott (Telethon Kids) Nature and Microbes: The importance of biodiversity for personal and planetary health
  • Maria Ignatieva (UWA) Urban biodiversity and nature based solutions. Experiences from Europe, New Zealand and Australia
  • Bonnie Beal Richardson (City of Mandurah) Education in the City of Mandurah
  • Jana Soderlund (Biophilic Solutions) Biophilic Design
  • Jason Pitman (Perth NRM) ReWild Perth
  • Bruce Webber (WABSI)
  • Rachel Standish (Rehabilitating Roe 8 / Murdoch) Roe 8 recovery
  • Jane Chambers (NatureLink Perth / Murdoch) NatureLink Perth
  • Emma Yuen (CRC for Water Sensitive Cities)
  • Georgia Garrard (RMIT / TSR Hub) Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design

The full program and field trip guide are available for viewing on the Perth NRM website.


Field trip options (28 June)

1. City of South Perth Canning River Foreshore and Wetlands - This field trip has been cancelled.  Please contact the organiser at drlucycommander@gmail.com
Impacts of Urbanisation on the City of South Perth’s Canning River Foreshore and Wetlands.
Organiser: City of South Perth

2. Bandicoot-in-a-box workshop
Connecting people with nature (nature play, citizen science and education).
Organiser: Murdoch University

3. Honeywood Wetlands
Showcasing Natural Vegetation in Land Development.
Organiser: Tranen Revegetation Systems

4. Rehabilitating Roe 8
Community led rehabilitation of seven ecosystems impacted on by the clearing of native vegetation for the failed Roe 8 Highway extension.
Organiser: Rehabilitating Roe 8

5. Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre
A visit to Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre.
Organiser: WA Gould League

6. Partnerships for Threatened Species Conservation
A site visit to Chittering and discussion around how to engage the community in Threatened Species conservation.
Organiser: Perth NRM

7. Kings Park and Botanic Gardens
Behind the scenes at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens - education, research and garden and bushland management.
Organiser: Kings Park and Botanic Gardens

Sponsors

The steering committee thanks our sponsors: Greening Australia, Hanson, Perth Branch of the Wildflower Society, Perth NRM, Rehabilitating Roe 8, Tranen Revegetation Systems, Urban Bushland Council, and WA Naturalists.


Registration

Full seminar (two days)
Community (full time students, retirees, unemployed): $100.00
Organisation: $180.00

One day registration
Community (full time students, retirees, unemployed): $50.00
Organisations: $90.00

Field Trip Costs
1. City of South Perth Canning River Foreshore and Wetlands: $15.00
2. Bandicoot-in-a-box workshop: $25.00
3. Honeywood Wetlands: $10.00
4. Rehabilitating Roe 8: $35.00
5. Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre: $20.00
6. Partnerships for Threatened Species Conservation: $30.00
7. Kings Park and Botanic Gardens: $30.00

 

Location

South Perth Community Hall/Centre
Cnr Sandgate St and South Tce, South Perth, WA 6151

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