Indigenous knowledges informing our modern world (Australian Academy of Science)
8 August, 10 October and 12 December
This series is investigating how the intersection of Indigenous knowledges is informing our understanding of topics including climate change, agriculture and astronomy. The August event is titled 'Caring for Land and Country', and will explore the intimate understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have of their local environments, built on centuries of observation and interaction with the land.
Adapting our food systems (Sydney Environment Institute)
9 August, 5.30 to 6.30 pm
Industrial agriculture is a key contributor to the climate crisis, which threatens the resilience of our food systems. But this panel of farmers and agricultural researchers will explore innovative farming practices that are transforming and helping to restore our ecosystems.
The ecological importance of mistletoe (Birdlife Australia)
9 August, 7.00 to 8.00 pm
Mention mistletoe and most people think of a parasitic pest that kills its host tree. But nothing can be further from the truth! As experts Prof. Dave Watson and Kristy Peters will explain, mistletoe is an amazing little plant that punches high above its weight when it comes to supporting biodiversity, even playing an important role in protecting the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater.
El Niño summer is coming: Get bushfire resilient (Bushfire Resilience Inc)
9, 16 and 31 August, 7.30 to 9.00 pm
Recent rainfall has supercharged fuel loads, and dry conditions will increase fire risks next summer, especially grass fires. This webinar series will cover: Pets and bushfires (9 Aug), getting ready for an El Niño summer (16 Aug), and reducing risks for people and houses (31 Aug).
Innovative Approaches for Drought Resilience (Southern NSW Drought Resilience Hub)
10 August, 3.00 to 4.00 pm
Effective decision-making regarding which breeders to keep and which to sell in drought is crucial for livestock producers to minimise financial, environmental, and emotional impacts. These decisions are not solely based on rational evaluations but are influenced by social and behavioural factors, highlighting the importance of understanding the psychological aspects that shape decision-making.
Carbon farming and soil carbon webinar (NSW Department of Primary Industries)
11 August, 12.30 to 1.30 pm
What is carbon farming? What is it not? What do you need to know to decide if you want to do carbon farming? What is the latest on soil carbon? Join this webinar for a short presentation by Susan Orgill, followed by your opportunity to ask questions of her in a facilitated discussion.
National Science Week webinars (Atlas of Living Australia)
15, 16 & 17 August, 1.00 to 2.00 pm
This special webinar series will cover the following topics: Beginner's guide to the ALA Galah tool (15 Aug); The importance of open science (16 Aug); and Maximising your metadata for citizen science (17 Aug).
Flora after fire: Winners, losers and lessons (Australian Network for Plant Conservation & University of NSW)
16 August, 12.30 to 4.30 pm
This online symposium, featuring speakers from across Australia, will focus on the post-fire recovery of native vegetation. Topics include: plant and fire relationships; impacts and observations (case studies); and lessons and actions moving forward.
Dam restoration webinar (NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust)
16 August, 1.00 to 2.00 pm
Learn from expert ecologists on the importance of bringing biodiversity back to farm dams. You'll learn about dam access control, revegetation and creation of aquatic habitat as a means to restore and enhance your farm dam for native wildlife.
Platypus webconnect (Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups)
17 August, 12.30 to 2.00 pm
Do you want to learn more about platypus? Where they are, what they are doing, if they are healthy, and how we can work towards their conservation? Senior Wildlife Ecologist Josh Griffiths will help you discover the fascinating world of platypus.
Grant Writing Workshop (Startup Shakeup)
17 August, 4.00 to 5.30 pm. Tickets cost $25 + bf
In this workshop, you will learn the essential aspects to consider before, during, and after writing a successful grant application. Although the topic may appear limitless, there are simple processes and guidelines to help you navigate through.
National Custodians of Country Gathering (Firesticks Alliance & Landcare Australia)
22 or 23 August
Tickets for this event have sold out, however the Agriculture Workshop will be live streamed for free via the Landcarer platform. The session will be hosted twice: on Tuesday 22 August, 10.45 am to 12.15 pm; or Wednesday 23 August, 1.45 to 3.15 pm.
Seeding Success: Business finances (Rural Financial Counselling Service)
25 August and 1 September, 1.00 to 2.30 pm
This workshop is designed for people aged 18-24 who are considering a career in agriculture, or have just started employment. It will be split into two sessions - Session One (25 Aug) will work through an agricultural production schedule and resulting cashflow and budget. Session Two (1 Sep) will cover financing choices and possible options to becoming a first generation farmer.
Farm dam management and enhancement: Research update (Sustainable Farms)
30 August, 12.30 to 1.30 pm
ANU researchers Dr Ben Scheele and Dr Helena Clayton will introducing the new farm dam management resources, share some of the multiple benefits that arise from enhancing farm dams, and discuss how to undertake a dam enhancement project.
All you need to know about farm-scale natural capital accounting (Landcare Australia)
7 September, 11.00 am to 12.30 pm
Expert speakers including Dr Jim Radford (La Trobe University) and Angela Hawdon (Bush Heritage Australia) will introduce natural accounts, their development and the data they contain. They will demonstrate the potential of these accounts to inform farm management, demonstrate environmental performance, and document transparency in the supply chain.
SWIFFT seminar series (State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams)
These interactive sessions help connect researchers, land managers, government agencies and community groups. Upcoming topics include: Surveys and monitoring (26 Oct).