Entries by Amy

Water! Workshop informs, connects and inspires ongoing action

Water!, a citizen-science in action community workshop was held during National Science Week on Sunday 19 August on the banks of the Bellinger River in Bellingen. All participants were keen to see the Riverwatch water testing in action. We conducted hands on activities to test river water for dissolved oxygen, available phosphate, pH, turbidity, temperature, […]

SCINEMA Film Festival was a great success

SCINEMA at the North Coast Marine Science Centre was a great success, with more than 80 participants enjoying a selection of amazing science films plus a panel that included indigenous linguist Uncle Michael Jarrett, scientific illustrator Meg English, ecologist Andrew Turbill, and environmental educator Lisa Siegel sharing thoughts on science and art.

Water! Get Involved in Citizen Science

Come and see citizen science in action and find out what we need to do to help look after our rivers at a community water testing event, Water!, on Sunday 19 August 10am – 1pm at the Bellinger River, during National Science Week. Participants can get hands-on with water testing in this all ages workshop […]

Spirit! event a high point of the LeaF Festival

“A special high point of the LeaF Learning Festival was the Spirit of the Land forum at Cedar Bar on Sunday morning where stories of land and spirit were told,” says Lisa Siegel, Spirit host and Coordinator of the Centre for Ecological Learning.   “One person told me afterwards they thought Mark Graham was “the […]

Meet the CEL Team : Jane Noack

In this new blog series, we hope to introduce you to the wonderful people that make up the CEL team…  Hi, my name is Jane and I came to the Bellingen area at the beginning of 2009, I was fresh from a Bachelor of Education I recently completed enabling me to apply my Bachelor of Applied […]

The Mouse Undertaker

A couple of nights ago I was sitting by the fire reading New Scientist when I heard from somewhere in the kitchen the telltale “eeeeeekk…eeeeeek!!” screams of a mouse having a very bad night.  Confounded by this unexpected rupture to my otherwise peaceful night, I peered towards the source of the noise for further updates, […]

The Secret Place

“The hardest thing of all to see is what is really there” J.A Baker (The Peregrine, 1967) North of my office window at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, where the flat fields of the plateau fall away sharply into the mighty escarpment (often mistakenly called the “mountain” – but don’t get me started…) there is a […]

‘Spirit!’ event coming to Bellingen June 15

How did our river form? How did the plateau get so high? Where did the valleys come from? Why did it all happen that way, and where do humans fit into the picture? Join Gumbaynggirr language teacher Michael Jarrett, Eco-minister Jason John, and Buddhist teacher Will James, in discussion with local ecologist Mark Graham, to […]

Exploring Alternative Energy

The newly formed Coffs Coast Regional Science Hub explored the topic Fire! Alternative Energy at its first event on 10 March 2018 at Bellingen Memorial Hall. A diverse line up of speakers shared their knowledge of science-based technologies at the forefront of change in the world. Megan Bliss opened the event and gave an Acknowledgment to […]

Partnerships brewing at the Coffs Coast Regional Science Hub Launch

There was an audible buzz of enthusiasm happening in the back of the Cedar Bar & Restaurant in Bellingen last week, when 30 keen people came together to meet each other, share ideas, and officially launch the brand new Coffs Coast Regional Science Hub (CCRSH). Initiated by Inspiring Australia NSW, CCRSH is now one of […]