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One of my most important tasks is
keeping you informed about
what we are doing, and more frequently than we’ve managed in the past.
has been happening since Niall’s update to you in March.
As Niall mentioned, Bookend is now the home of Expedition Class, the award-winning interactive adventure-learning program run by Andrew Hughes. Andrew and Ninna Millikin have recently returned from a reconnaissance trip to Melaleuca in south-west Tasmania in preparation for this year’s expedition, and they were lucky to have spectacular weather down there given that it was the week before winter!
This year’s expedition is the Tassie Tiger Hunt, and has
curriculum materials developed in conjunction with the Department of
to link with 2010 as the International
Biodiversity. What does it take
to manage and understand our threatened species? What does it take to
see if a
species really has gone forever? What can we learn to do things better
future? Andrew will be helping kids find answers to these questions
Proudly supported by Bookend, Australian Geographic, the University of Tasmania SET program, the Department of Education, and the Mercury’s Newspapers In Education program, check out Andrew’s amazing upcoming adventure learning expedition, in which students can follow every twist, turn and tumble (hopefully only minor) of his amazing journey!
Last month also saw the conclusion of a
six-month run of The Burning Season exhibition hosted in partnership with the Imaginarium
Centre in Devonport.
The exhibition consisted
of 47 orang-utan and
behind-the-scenes images, and stunning large-format, back-lit
These come from the documentary of the same title, the Australian
Bookend hosted in Hobart in 2009 with
patron Cathy Henkel. As with Bookend, the
over-riding message of the film is one of finding positive solutions to
wait, I hear you ask, what about the rest of Tasmania? Not
to fear, parts of The Burning Season exhibition have
already visited Don College, and we will be displaying it in full at
Coast University of Tasmania campus in August, and then at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
from September 20!
a special viewing of the film in Devonport in
exhibition later in the year.
Also coming in 2010, from the makers of Sharks, Devils and You, is our latest documentary showcasing careers in Tasmanian research and conservation projects. Our resident multimedia expert and Bookend scholarship graduate, Ninna Millikin, is filming the documentary as we speak and anticipates a launch in August!
In the meantime, if you would be interested in organising a showing of the original documentary, Sharks, Devils and You in your community group or school, or if you are interested in attending a public showing, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
inspiring training documentary has proven to be extremely popular with
community audiences in Tasmania, interstate and overseas! For more information,
see our March update.
Coming up even sooner is the Treadlightly Envirofest at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens this Sunday, 6 June 2010. Several of us from the Bookend crew will be there throughout the day (Stall Number 2, shared with UTAS and right near the entrance), so come and say hello!
We will have some interactive activities and information and we are looking forward to sharing our passion for positive environmental solutions with students, friends of Bookend, and any random strangers we can inspire. Rug up and come along to check out live music, talks, stalls and loads of activities to inspire a sustainable way of life!
I best sign off for now as there is
much work to be done to
get our brand new website up and running for you to use very soon!
Look out for another update in a month, hopefully to welcome our latest
scholarship students for 2010.
forget to BE involved!
."BookEnd is about trying to stop the full stops in the narrative of nature."
Bryce Courtenay, 8 September 2008