Earth Hour 2020

Earth Hour has always been for everyone. Every year, the hour of no power turns individuals, schools, businesses and communities into a million-strong movement of people raising their voice for nature through the symbolic action of switching off our lights.

In light of the coronavirus crisis, WWF-Australia will celebrate Earth Hour a little differently this year and take it unplugged and online.

So if you’re staying in on Saturday 28 March, join Earth Hour #EarthHourLive at 8.30pm AEDT for a line-up of music, comedy and special guests so you can #SwitchOff and celebrate Earth Hour from the comfort of your own home.

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Clean Up Australia Day

Step Up to Clean Up

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day!

Get involved with Clean Up Australia, join a registered group and assist in cleaning up a local area.

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Bluff Blitz: Take 2

Help clean up the Bluff coastline with the Bass Strait Maritime Centre & Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Division this March.

This will be the second time we have cleaned up the Bluff so we will be comparing our data from the same time last year.

Come along with gloves, a hat, bucket, and enclosed footwear for a feel-good morning.

Suitable for all ages.

Mersey Bluff, under the pine tree near skate park. Look for the Sea Shepherd flag.

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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Celebrate National Bird Week by joining thousands across the country participating in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count!

The next Aussie Backyard Bird Count will be held from 21-27 October 2019.

There are two ways to take part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count:
1. You can submit your bird count through the online web form (the form will go live 14 October)
OR
2. You can submit your counts through the free Aussie Bird Count app. The app is available for iPhones and Andriod smartphones, go to the Google Play or iTunes to download the app for free.
If you have the Aussie Bird Count app from previous years don’t delete it, it should update automatically with the newest version. In between event dates, the app operates as a field-guide/bird finder.

Check out the Aussie Backyard Bird Count website for further details.

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Devonport Orchid Society Spring Show

The Devonport Orchid Society welcome you to their orchid community at their annual Spring show!

Celebrate beautiful Orchids, learn about the Society or orchid culture, and add plants to your collection.

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Maritime and History Talk: Karl Rowbottom – Wind, Winches & Wicker Baskets
Maritime And History Talk with Karl Rowbottom. Wind, Winches & Wicker Baskets: A Lighthouse Keeper's Memoirs

Maritime and History Talk: Karl Rowbottom – Wind, Winches & Wicker Baskets

Maritime and History Talk: Karl Rowbottom – Wind, Winches & Wicker Baskets: A Lighthouse Keeper’s Memoirs

Have you ever wondered about the life of a lighthouse keeper and how they lived and survived in those remote often storm swept locations where lighthouses were built?

Join the Bass Strait Maritime Centre to hear about the life of former Tasman Island lighthouse keeper, Karl Rowbottom.
His story, Wind, Winches and Wicker Baskets, details his challenges with nature, the dangers and sometimes heart break that went with the job.

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