What is Biodiversity anyway? And is it important?

Biodiversity is a word that we seem to be hearing more and more these days, but what is it really? Maybe we can start by breaking it down… first, ‘bio‘ stems from a Greek word meaning ‘life‘, and ‘diversity‘ means a variety of different things. So, biological diversity or ‘biodiversity’ refers to the variety of …

Recreation and events in National Parks: how do you assess suitability?

When most people think about national parks, they’re probably thinking about public places, protected for their beauty, their biodiversity and their wilderness. In the southeast Queensland bioregion, 13% of the landmass is included in the national park estate. When you compare this to the statewide average of 5%, we’re punching above our weight. But then …

What can Gold Coast Waterwatch achieve in a year?

Gold Coast Waterwatch is a community service initiated and supported by the City of Gold Coast and facilitated by Natura Education. When delivering Waterwatch we engage with early learning centres, primary schools, secondary schools, community groups and community events to educate participants on the importance of healthy waterways and catchments. It is part of Waterwatch …

Ethical Enterprise Awards 2015

This week at Natura Pacific we received some fantastic news from the Ethical Enterprise Awards 2015, run by Melbourne-based Moral Fair Ground and Australian Ethical. We have been nominated as one of 11 finalists for the award and are invited to attend the Awards Dinner and Conference in Melbourne on 4th December!! Essentially this award aims …

Natura Education: Young Children in Nature – Why all the Hype?

The following article was submitted to Nature Play Qld earlier this year to contribute to their blog. The message was so relevant that we wanted to share it here too! These days it seems like we are regularly bombarded by messages, information and advice about our environment. As a parent or child care professional, this …

Natura Education joins hands with Nature Play Qld!

The Natura Education team are very excited to have recently joined the Nature Play Qld network! So why are we so excited? What is Nature Play all about?  Well, to quote directly from their website… “Nature Play QLD’s mission is to increase the time Queensland kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It …

So Many Ways to Save Water and $$$

Water is precious and so is your hard earned cash! So believe it or not the cost of a dripping tap definitely adds up over time. Luckily there are plenty of ways to reduce your water use, and even better, save money at the same time. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth and …

Natura Education: Environmental Heroes at Pottsville Beach Public School

The Natura education team, lead by our Senior Environmental Educator Lucy, had the great pleasure of spending two days (29th and 31st of July) with the students and staff of Pottsville Beach Public School on NSW’s far north coast. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Treescience, a local environmental consulting business, around 180 students from …

Natura Education and All Saints Anglican College – Working together for our Environment

The team at Natura Education are very lucky and proud to be involved in some great collaborative projects. One such project is the ongoing ‘Connecting Community for Waterways’ initiative. This project was undertaken as a service to the community which was focused on students and community collecting native seeds to provide as a resource to …

Natura Pacific in Chile!

Natura Pacific participated in the Exponor conference held in Antofagasta, Chile, on May 2015. Exponor is an international mining industry exposition and a conference held every two years that is focused on the presentation and exchange of information and expertise from companies in the industry. Companies ranged from material suppliers to waste management experts. Exponor brought together …

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