EHN member Janine Kitson is running a series of two-hour courses on environmental history and literature topics with adult education provider WEA in Sydney. Two forthcoming courses are:

Books Celebrating Nature   Celebrating Writers Festival

Saturday 27 May, 2017  10am-12noon   WEA,Sydney course $35

Janine Kitson, a regular book reviewer for the NSW Teachers Federation’s journal ‘Education’, will share her insights into recent environmental books she has reviewed –including picture books, young person’s novels and environmental histories.  What environmental issues are being written about?  Why is children’s literature such an important vehicle for lifelong learning about the environment?  What are some great books celebrating Nature? Tutor:  Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Click here for more information or Ph: (02) 9264 2781  E: [email protected]

 

The Battle of the Blue Gums

Saturday 10th June, 2017, 10am-12noon   WEA, Sydney course $35

During the 1930s, two forests were under threat – the Blue Gum Forest in the Blue Mountains and the Blue Gum High Forest in suburban Sydney.  Discover how pioneer conservationists like Myles Dunphy and Annie Wyatt successfully rallied to protect these forests.  How did these forest battles contribute to the modern Australian conservation movement?  How are these forests faring today – at a time of burgeoning population increase, habitat loss and climate change?  Tutor:  Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Click here for more information or Ph: (02) 9264 2781  E: [email protected]

Image: Marshal Hedin, Blue Gum forest, Grose Valley, Blue Mountains National Park, via Flickr