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20 Years Wildcare Celebration

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Coles Bay Community Hall

6 Cosgrove Street

#12

Coles Bay, TAS 7215

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Join Wildcare’s 20 year anniversary event with magnificent people in a magnificent place!

Volunteer, play, swim, laugh, eat, learn, dance, be inspired, be happy, be together.

Over the three days, there will be an array of activities to enjoy including a diversity of meaningful volunteering projects, the Pete Cornelius Band playing at Honeymoon Bay on sunset, 'Caring for our wilds, 20 years and counting' forum with Nick Mooney, Dr Pete Hay, Margie Jenkin and others, and a Wild Race — family friendly challenges, dress-ups, environmental trivia, exercise and prizes.

Due to limited accommodation, and the nature of these activities, there is a limited capacity for this event. Click on the REGISTER button to choose which of the main activities you will join. This can be just one or two that takes a your fancy, or the entire event.

Please note - you will recieve updates once you book in.

Event details:

Friday 1 March


6.30-8.30pm - Pete Cornelius Band playing on the beach at Honeymoon Bay. Pete is a multi-award-winning blues musician who’ll be playing with his band as we eat, drink, talk, celebrate and enjoy the evening light glistening on the Hazards. See Pete’s music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II0sY3IIbf0

Parking at Honeymoon Bay and south Richardsons Beach car parks, and short stroll from the Honeymoon Bay campsites. BYO dinner, torch and camp chair/picnic mat.


Saturday 2 March

10-11am - Official welcome at the Coles Bay Hall

11am-3pm - Break into small groups for project briefings before carpooling to different sites in the Park to undertake volunteering projects (projects TBC, more info to come). PPE provided.

4pm-6pm - Interactive forum: 'Caring for our wilds, 20 years and counting' at the Coles Bay Hall with wildlife biologist Nick Mooney, author and research fellow Dr Pete Hay, Manager Philanthropy and Engagement at Tasmanian Land Conservancy Margie Jenkin, and more. The forum will bring a sharp focus into ‘people and place’; why we dedicate many voluntary hours to improving something we love, how it enriches our soul, how it improves conservation, why it is important in today’s world, and how we ensure conservation-minded people continue to work and advocate for our planet.

7-8.30pm - Friends of Freycinet BBQ fundraiser at Ranger Creek BBQ Shelter – meat and veggie options.
Parking at the Ranger Creek car park, with overflow parking at the Visitor Centre. Please bring cash to make a donation.


Sunday 3 March

9.30am-12pm - Wild Race starting at the Coles Bay Hall. A family friendly activity based on the Amazing Race concept. Teams dress up in costumes, start with icebreaker activities, then race (walk/run) around Coles Bay/ National Park answering place/environmental based questions and participating in challenges, before finishing back at the hall. Prizes to be won, including best dressed team! You do not need to run to join in!

Accommodation Info:

5 campsites catering for 6 people in each + 2 campsite for 4 people in each are being held for event participants at Honeymoon Bay until December 15. To book, call the Visitor Centre 6256 7004 and quote “Wildcare event”. Cost: $13 for 2 adults, $16 for 2 adults & 3 kids, $5 for an extra adult, $2.50 for extra kid – pay when you book. To maximise these sites and minimise cost, organise to share a campsite with fellow volunteers/friends/family before you book! There are non-camping options in the region and these will also sell out quickly so book today!!

Other Info:

Unless specified above, BYO food including snacks, water, evening refreshments (no glass please), sturdy footwear, sun/wind/rain protection, appropriate clothing, torch, towel, insect repellent, and a sense of humour, adventure and curiosity!

Please car pool where possible.

Any changes and/or updates to this itinerary will be emailed to attendees who have made a booking.

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Coles Bay Community Hall

6 Cosgrove Street

#12

Coles Bay, TAS 7215

Australia

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