The History of the Koala
Thursday 1st March, 2018   6pm-7.30 pm   $28

Koalas are internationally recognized as one of Australia’s most iconic animals. Yet few know that in 1919 one million koalas were killed for their furs during a six month open hunting season in Queensland. Learn about the cumulative impacts of over 200 years of hunting and habitat destruction that is now pushing the koala into the danger zone of extinction. What must we do to save this precious Australian animal?  WEA Course in association with National Parks Association of NSW, WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, a short walk from Town Hall railway station. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Contact WEA, SYDNEY  Ph: (02) 9264 2781  E: [email protected]  www.weasydney.com.au

 

Sydney’s Endangered Forests
Thursday 15 March, 2018   6pm-7.30 pm   $28

Sydney includes magnificent national parks and Blue Mountains World Heritage. However Sydney also includes many splendid urban forests and woodlands. Learn about the history of these forests and woodlands that include Sydney’s Cumberland Plain Woodland, Blue Gum High Forest, Turpentine-Ironbark Forest, Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub and the Blue Mountains Hanging Swamps. Be staggered by how much has been lost but inspired by how much can be saved.  WEA Course in association with National Parks Association of NSW, WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, a short walk from Town Hall railway station. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Contact WEA, SYDNEY  Ph: (02) 9264 2781  E:[email protected]  www.weasydney.com.au

 

Why Do Forests Matter for Wildlife, Climate and Wellbeing?
Thursday 29 March, 2018   6pm-7.30pm   $28

Why do ecologists, zoologists, botanists, ornithologists and even health experts argue for the protection of forests not just in Australia but around the world? Why are forests important for wildlife, a safe climate and human health and wellbeing? This course looks at the history of forest protection both in Australia and around the world and why forests are so important for solving the crises of biodiversity, extinction and climate change.  WEA Course in association with National Parks Association of NSW, WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, a short walk from Town Hall railway station. Tutor: Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Contact WEA, SYDNEY  Ph: (02) 9264 2781 E: [email protected]   www.weasydney.com.au

Image: Annerley, Queensland, 1930, via Museums Victoria.