The Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders Conference is back for 2020! The Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders’ Conference in 2018 and 2019 brought together over 600 students across the state, with support from over 70 skilled and experienced mentors. In 2020 the conference is set to replicate previous year’s impact and the call for registrations is now on!
Schools (years 6-12) from across the state are invited to register for this year’s conference in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie. The conference will be held over two days, the first day in March and second day in September across all three locations.
Students throughout the first day will be equipped with new skills and empowerment to work with mentors in developing an on-ground project to address climate change in their schools and communities. The second day n September, the Celebration Conference, will involve students presenting on their projects supported by TV sensation Costa Georgiadis.
Students empowered to learn and act through their own leadership;
Teachers connecting with other teachers from surrounding schools with access to valuable resources and working together with curriculum leaders during the conference program;
Hear from informed speakers and be supported by empowering mentors. Note: There is no charge to schools to attend this conference.
Hobart Conference: March 23 and September 14 2020 at Kingston High School Launceston Conference: March 25 September 16 2020 at TBC Burnie Conference: March 26 and September 17 2020 at Burnie High School.
If you have any question or concerns, don’t hesitate to call Toby Thorpe on 0472 639 380 or Nel Smit on 0407 684 029
Tamar NRM’s community whole of kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary Catch it in the Catchment clean-up event was held for the first time on November 10th 2019.
We had 300 volunteers in 25 sites along the Tamar from Greens Beach to Launceston to Low Head cleaning up their patch for a Morning followed by a BBQ lunch hosted by different groups.
Almost 1200kg of rubbish was bagged in 200 bags, plus a lot of larger items all of which were removed from reserves, foreshores, roadsides and creeks and the estuary. The City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town councils as well as Veolia helped out by removing the rubbish for us.
Trevallyn Primary School students sorted out the potential container refund scheme containers, counting over 180 containers from 30 bags.
Back in 1998 a remarkable thing happened . . . Tamar NRM was born!Fast forward two decades and we are still going strong, evidenced by us taking out the Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare category at the 2019 Tasmanian Landcare AwardsThe contribution of our volunteers needs to be acknowledged, so come join us as it’s your award too.
Welcome to Jo Lyall, 2020 Ragwort Raid Coordinator.
Longtime Ragwort Raider, Owner Nest Environmental Services and and West Tamar Farmer Jo Lyall will coordinate the 2020 Raid. Jo also prepares the mapping for our Ragwort Raid Report, so understands distribution and roads travelled.
Click on the link below to get the latest version of Naturally Yours.
This seaons edition is packed full of up and coming events (some happening soon so check it out now), what has been happening for Tamar NRM and interesting information on kanamaluka / Tamar Esturay and updates on waste.
Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts are running a forum entitled BIOCHAR – “Because the Time is Right”.
Produced by burning organic matter in an oxygen-limited environment, biochar is used as a soil amendment.
Biochar can close or rebalance or detoxify different environmental cycles from carbon, to nitrogen, to phosphorus to water. Its surface area, porosity, morphology, electrical conductivity and other varied and variable characteristics lend themselves to a myriad of different end uses.
The Forums will present the science behind biochar and importantly the opportunities for it provides for Tasmanians.