Waterways Field Guides now available at Gold Coast Libraries

Some exciting news this week for the many people who have shown interest in the recently released Waterways Field Guides – they are now available at the many branches of Gold Coast Libraries. In fact we were very excited to receive a photograph of a display set up by the Southport Branch Library showcasing these …

A new species of water bug on the Gold Coast

Here at Natura Education we are very privileged to be working with a team of educators and scientists that are not only skilled in delivering a variety of education programs to students of all ages, but are also experts in their respective fields. John Pumpurs is Natura Education’s resident frog and water bug expert and …

Natura-Pacific takes out UN Environment Award

Running since 2000, more than 40 schools, journalists, local councils, environmental organisations and individuals were finalists in the 2016 UN World Environment Day Awards. And last night, in a glittering ceremony in Melbourne, Natura-Pacific was announced winner of the Business Award category. Natura Pacific, which has a small team of just 15, provides environmental education …

We are 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards Finalists!

We are very excited to share that our recently released Waterways Field Guide has been nominated as a finalist for the 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards, in the category of Sustainable Education. These guides were developed as an initiative of Gold Coast Waterwatch, which was supported and undertaken by both the City of Gold Coast Catchment Management …

Waterways Field Guide – Series 2 to 4 are here!

In December last year, Natura Pacific and City of Gold Coast released the first in a series of field guides titled “Waterways Field Guide, Series 1: Water Bugs”. Take a look at our article on this here. Being an initiative of Gold Coast Waterwatch, the Water Bugs guide was quickly heralded to be a success by …

Gold Coast Wildlife: Blue Tongue Lizard

Have you ever wondered about what types of animals may be living around you, in your backyard, your local park or in that bushland down the road?  The Gold Coast wildlife is diverse and prolific, and this part of Australia plays host to some 600 species of animals, some of which are quite rare and …

Changes to Queensland’s Vegetation Management Act

Just last month on 17 March 2016, the Queensland government has put forward proposed changes to vegetation management laws in the sunshine state. The changes have been titled under the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, and propose to reinstate responsible vegetation management laws for Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines, …

Counting up the benefits of biodiversity in urban areas

Of all the ways that we humans have changed our landscape, urbanisation has probably resulted in the most evident changes to the natural environment. More than half of the world’s population now live in towns and cities, and with increasing rates of urbanisation right across the globe there are major concerns about the effect that …

Making Autumn awesome with kids in nature – Is there any such thing as quality time?

This article was put together by our Early Learning Coordinator Tracey Mayhew who is an experienced early childhood educator as well as a mum to a busy four year old son. We love Tracey’s refreshing perspectives on parenting, education in the early years and life as a whole. The first of March has arrived and …

Natura’s native plants app scores share of $1M funding

Most of the plants that end up as weeds in the Australian landscape start out as garden plants. But a Gold Coast social enterprise is about to make inroads in reduce the spread of weeds. Natura Pacific, based at Burleigh Heads is working in partnership with Griffith University to produce an app which will help …

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