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BOOKEND UPDATE - July 2010
With thanks to the EPA for the pictures...
...and the Award!
In June, we attended the Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence, hosted
by the Tasmanian Environment
Protection Authority at the Wrest Point Convention Centre, with
guests Tim Costello and Minister David O'Byrne MP.
Partnership with SBS
We are also
pleased to report our sponsorship support of TEDx
Tasmania last month. TED talks (“Ideas worth spreading”) are
worldwide as free forums for the exchange of challenging and
across a diverse range of topics. TED also allows external events to be
organised based on the TED model (hence TEDx).
As promised, we will soon be
announcing the successful applicants of our 2010-2011 general
However, in our March update, we also proudly flagged the establishment
of a new
ocean-specific scholarship fund, Lynchpin, to boost interest in the
crucial role of marine
plankton and ecosystems in supporting life on earth.
More information on the Lynchpin Fund can be found here.
Before the Tassie Tiger Hunt expedition
begins in October there are about 1,000 students to visit in
around Tasmania, and we’re aiming for another 4,000 to follow the
online. For the next few months Andrew will be distributing class
and talking to students about what they might discover
in the wilds of South
West Tasmania and Papua New Guinea.
We wish Ninna safe journeys and hope she has a superb and rewarding time!
In the last few
weeks we have also attended school career expos held
Elizabeth College and Rosny College. At these we chatted to interested
and teachers about Bookend's wide number of programs.
Our next schools
documentary “Acid Seas and Lost Hollows: what you can do”
campuses and locations. Full screening details
sent out in our next update in early August, or
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details on these showings or on how to
book your own.
Grab your diary and scribble 'Going to Adventure Learning photo exhibition, 6-8pm' on Friday 27th August at the Fine Arts space in the TUU building, UTAS Sandy Bay. Twenty beautifully framed photos from the past three expeditions will be for sale to support our Expedition Class program. A few stories will be told and drinks and nibbles available. If you can’t make it for the opening, please note the exhibition will be open in the same space for the following week.
forget that The Burning Season orang-utan exhibition
is about to head to the UTAS Cradle Coast campus in August, and then to
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens from September to October.
Well, that is just a quick look at the last month, and
there is lots still
to come. The new and improved website is now very close to completion;
crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s ready for it to go live soon. Our
students are also about to start, and will be announced in the near
Until then, thank you again for your continued interest and support.
forget to BE involved!
."BookEnd is about trying to stop the full stops in the narrative of nature."
Bryce Courtenay, 8 September 2008