Go green with NaturallyGC. Gold Coast City Council's NaturallyGC Program has some great activities running throughout the year.
The NaturallyGC workshops are free sessions designed for educating people interested in exploring our unique and diverse Gold Coast environment. The workshops cover a range of topics including reptile awareness, local geology, koalas and local bushfoods. To download the July 2012-June 2013 NaturallyGC workshops program, click here (PDF 536KB).
Bookings for all workshops are essential. Places are strictly limited and we are not able to accommodate people who turn up on the day. The group sizes are set for optimum education and learning. For further information, location details and bookings please call Natural Areas from Monday to Friday on (07) 5581 1521.
July 2012 - June 2013 Program
Create a native garden
Presenter - Kate Heffernan, Horticulture Consultant
A great session for those interested in growing a native bush friendly garden. You will learn about the benefits of planting local native species, how to attract native birds and animals to your garden, and lots more tips and techniques to make your garden bush-friendly. Activity suitable for ages 14 and above.
When: Saturday 11 May 2013
Time: 9am to 12pm
Guided bush walk- Burleigh Ridge
Presenter - Natural Areas Ranger, Gold Coast City Council
This guided walk through Burleigh Ridge Reserve will explore Eucalypt forest types that are home to koalas, brushtail possums, grey-headed flying foxes and many bird species. Refresh your plant identification skills while enjoying this diverse ecological area. A moderate walk with a good level of fitness required. Activity suitable for ages 12 and above.
When: Saturday 25 May 2013
Time: 9am to 10.30am
Native stingless bees
Presenter - Tim Heard, CSIRO
Australian native bees can be many colours of black, yellow, red, metallic green or even black with blue polka dots. They can be fat and furry, or sleek and shiny. Native bees are also key pollinators of Australia’s unique wildflowers and are a critical part of our Australian bushland. Activity is not suitable for children.
When: Saturday 8 June 2013
Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Preparing for bushfires
Presenter - Len Jeavons, Bushfire education officer for Queensland Fire and Rescue Service
Fire management requires a delicate balance between safeguarding human life and property and promoting the health and conservation of biodiversity including the protection of sensitive ecosystems, cultural sites and historical assets. This informative session will educate you about fire ecology and how to prepare your property and family for bushfire season. Activity suitable for ages 12 and above.
When: Saturday 22 June 2013
Time: 9am to 11am
Bookings for all workshops are essential. Places are strictly limited and we are not able to accommodate people who turn up on the day. The group sizes are set for optimum education and learning. For further information, location details and bookings please call Council's Natural Areas from Monday to Friday on (07) 5581 1521 or email email@example.com to book your spot.
For further information on our key programs and works, follow the links below.