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Another perfect spring day greeted our visit to Kurrajong North PS. Perched on the escarpment with views to Sydney, this school is very pleasing to the eye! This area was the home of the Kurrajong Clan of the Darug Nation and students enjoyed the stories and knowledge from Flinn Donovan our Aboriginal Educator. Flinn has a captivating style and all students were engrossed in his presentation. They also discovered the joys of body… Read More

Brewongle has transformed this week into an “Earthkeepers Training Centre” for budding Earthkeepers from Boronia Park PS. This is a mystical old world ecology program that has the students entranced in mystery, discovery and ceremony for a three day camp. The program is run by Gibberagong EEC from Bobbin Head and they have been trialling it at our centre. We are now trained and are running the program with them in the wild… Read More

We were visited by 2 very friendly king parrots last week (the beauties). These ‘traffic light’ coloured birds are often found in lovey dovey pairs with the male showing a blazing red head (the only Aussie bird to have this). The female does not need this display of colour and bravado and has a soft green dome. King parrots require deep tree hollows to make their nests and hence love forests with old… Read More

Year 11 Senior Science from The Hills Sports High were at the top of their game when completing a study of the open forest adjacent to Turnbulls lagoon, Sackville North. We travelled to our field site, determined that the ecosystem type was in fact open forest, dug some dirt, climbed to the ridge top and avoided the jumping ants. The students decided the Western Sydney Dry Rainforest was in fairly healthy condition… Read More

Brewongle descended on Cattai National Park this week with the enthusiastic and talented year 7 & 8 students of Norwest Christian College. Geography was the aim of the day and the students spent their time discovering various Geographical field techniques. Cattai National Park is situated on the meandering Hawkesbury River near Pitt Town and has a rich history of Aboriginal and European occupation. The Cattai clan of the Darug people may have lived here for 20,000 years or… Read More

National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day provide all Australians with an opportunity to do something positive for the environment and reconnect with nature. Hundreds of thousands of Australians planted over 1 million native trees, shrubs and grasses at more than 3300 Tree Day events in 2012In 2013, National Tree Day will be on Sunday 28th July and Schools Tree Day will be on Friday 26th July, although events can be held… Read More

Old Parliament House in Canberra was the setting for this unique conference. No pollies to be seen, but there was a high concentration of ecologists, taxonomists, zoologists and related environmental bods. BushBlitz is a national bio discovery program that has been running for 4 years with $10 million worth of funding. The aim of the program is to continue the quest to discover new Australian species and add to our knowledge of… Read More