Mon, 19 Feb|
Tamar Island Wetlands
Nature Journal Workshop
A free 3-hour workshop presented by Dr Paula Peeters and Tamar NRM’s Great Tamar Tree Trail project funded by a grant from the Great Regional City Challenge.
Time & Location
19 Feb 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tamar Island Wetlands, W Tamar Hwy, Riverside TAS 7250, Australia
About the event
Nature journaling is simply ‘drawing and writing in response to nature’. It’s a wonderful technique for learning, as it encourages close observation and strengthens comprehension and memory. The practice of nature journaling – especially while outdoors - can also benefit one’s mental, emotional, and physical health. The practice is further rewarded by the creation of one’s own unique nature journal.
This workshop will allow participants to slow down, immerse themselves in the beautiful Tamar Islands Wetlands and meet like-minded people. Dr Paula Peeters will be leading this workshop, with qualifications including a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Botany, Zoology and Ecology, with First Class Honours, and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Paula has over 20 years’ experience in the research and teaching of botany, zoology and ecology, and has led numerous nature journaling workshops over the last 7 years.
At the Tamar Wetlands Centre, Parks Tasmania have comprehensive interpretive signage and an accessible boardwalk network for the public to engage with the Wetland environment during February. Tamar Island Wetlands Centre | Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania
The theme for the UN World Wetlands Day 2024 is “Wetlands and Human Wellbeing” which spotlights how interconnected wetlands and human life are — with people drawing sustenance, inspiration and resilience from these productive ecosystems.
During the refreshment break, there will be an opportunity to engagewith the UTAS Nature Connection Storytelling Project and learn about the research being undertaken to more deeply understand how Australians connect with nature https://thenatureconnectionproject.com.au
Just bring your journal and 2B pencils and discover the amazing Swamp Forests of the Tamar Wetlands.
Places are limited to 20 participants and a morning tea is provided. RSVP is essential.
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