Upcoming events, presentations and appearances:

Janine and Roger and the team frequently give presentations about wildlife and wildlife tourism and host tree planting and conservation days.   Please join us at our next event!

If you are looking for a speaker for your next event please contact us.

Janine Duffy is available to speak on behalf of the Koala Clancy Foundation on koalas, koala tourism and koala conservation; and on behalf of Echidna Walkabout about wildlife tourism; volunteer or conservation tourism; international tourism marketing.  Roger Smith is available to speak about wildlife tourism, tourism operations.

Thursday 22 June

Tree planting presentation Landcare

Koalas – how to help! Toolern Vale

About: Janine will give a presentation on koalas for Toolern Vale Landcare. All welcome, kid friendly!

When: Thursday 22 June 2017   7.00 to 8.30pm

Where: Toolern Vale Railway Station, Creamery Rd, Toolern Vale VIC

Can anyone join: yes

Cost: free

More information: Event page on facebook

RSVP: Sally & Brad MacPherson     landcare@mussared.com   0414 529 867

Sunday 16 July

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Koala Conservation Day

for locals

About: We’re tree planting again, and we need all hands on deck!

When: Sunday 16 July

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, if you’re living in Melbourne, Geelong or Victoria you are very welcome.  Note, this is a subsidised event to educate and connect with locals, it is not a tour for short-term visitors.  Try the Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour, which runs daily, if you are a visitor.

Cost: $20

More information/RSVP: Book here

Monday 25 September

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LEADA Tourism Talk:  

Lakes Entrance Action & Development Association

About: Roger and Janine will talk international tourism.

When: Monday 25 September 2017  6 – 8pm

Where: Lakes Entrance – details to come

Can anyone join: tba

Cost: tba

More information/RSVP: roger@echidnawalkabout.com.au

Sunday 25 June

Greens Tree Planting

Greens Tree Planting

Koala Conservation Day

About: This special event is a being run as a fundraiser for the Port Phillip Greens to support the election campaign of Steph Hodgins-May, candidate for the federal government seat of Melbourne Ports.  Koala Clancy Foundation and Echidna Walkabout are confident that an extra Greens member in the lower house of parliament will help koalas by supporting environmental legislation.

Koalas are already victims of politics – koalas have become locally extinct in some areas due to political decisions including tree clearing laws in Queensland, mining approvals in New South Wales and budget slashing for the National Parks Services and scientific research organisations Australia-wide. We need votes in parliament against the threat of the Adani Carmichael mine on the Great Barrier Reef, the Shenhua mine in NSW, fracking, fossil fuel industry donations and further budget cuts to the CSIRO; and votes for the Great Forest National Park in VIC, the Great Koala National Park in NSW and to stand up for Renewable Energy, Science & Innovation, The Great Barrier Reef, the DSE and Parks Victoria.

This event is a great chance to meet like-minded people dedicated to preserving our environment.

When: Sunday 25 June

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, everyone is very welcome.

Cost: $50 adults, $25 for children, $100 Keen Green includes an extra donation.

More information/RSVP: Book here

Sunday 2 July

Koala Conservation Day

Koala Conservation Day

for locals

About:  Tree Planting for koalas on the Western Plains!

When: Sunday 2 July

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, if you’re living in Melbourne, Geelong or Victoria you are very welcome.  Note, this is a subsidised event to educate and connect with locals, it is not a tour for short-term visitors.  Try the Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour, which runs daily, if you are a visitor.

Cost: $20

More information/RSVP: Book here

Past tree planting & conservation events

1 to 4 June

#ITMsummit

Sustainable Travel Summit

About: a global talk-fest about responsible/ethical/environmental travel

When: 1 to 4 June 2017

Where: online, global

Can anyone join: Yes

Cost: free

More information/RSVP: Immersion Travel Sustainable Tourism Summit

Wednesday 7 June

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Wyndham Council Rural Leaders Dinner

About: Janine will MC this evening function for rural leaders in the Wyndham City Council region. Theme: Community working to improve farm productivity and our environment.

When: Wednesday 7 June 2017 6.30-9pm

Where: Werribee

Can anyone join:
Invitation only, but if you are a rural landowner in the Wyndham district and interested, please make contact.

Cost: none

More information/RSVP: Trevor Prowd (03) 9742 0717

Sunday 4 June

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Koalas – how to help! Daylesford

About: Janine will join the Friends of Cornish Hill Landcare Group to talk koalas, what they need and how to help them.

When: Sunday 4 June 2017 3.30-5pm

Where: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre

Can anyone join: Yes

Cost: Gold coin donation

More information/RSVP: thomato5324@gmail.com 03 5324 2112