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CSIRO Discovery Centre at Black Mountain

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Acton, ACT 2601

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A symposium exploring cultural history and natural values of Black Mountain, a nature reserve since 1970, and how to maintain these values into the future.

Friday 24 August will comprise a series of themed talks about our knowledge of the past 50 years of Black Mountain and a consideration of its next 50 years. The themes will encompass the natural environment (diversity and ecology of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fire ecology) and the cultural environment (colonial and national uses, and a place of protest, recreation, education and scientific endeavour).

The Friday Symposium will be a fully catered event including morning tea and a light lunch. An optional Wine & Cheese function after these talks will start at 5pm.

On Saturday there will be guided themed walks. All walks start at 9:30am on Saturday 25 August. Participants need to be able to walk slowly for up to 3 hours over moderate gradients, and some have steep sections or steps. Bring your own drinks and something for the morning tea rest. Those wishing to go on the bird walk should also bring binoculars. You will be able to select the walk of your choice towards the end the registration process.

The following walks on offer on Saturday 25th August 2018-

  • 'Aboriginal values'- learn about the aboriginal values of Black Mountain from a Ngunawal perspective
  • 'Colonial and national capital values'- come along and hear all about the history of the area from the early settlers right up to the current role of the national capital
  • 'Geological evolution and features'- this is a self driven excursion where you will learn about the rock formations present from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to the Black Mountain summit
  • 'Birds of Black Mountain'- bring your binoculars to see (and hear) the wide variety of bird species on Black Mountain. The walking will include going up/down moderate and some steep slopes
  • 'Cryptogams'- explore the mosses, lichens, liverworts and fungi of Black Mountain. Bring along your 10x hand lens or magnifying glass to have a closer look at these amazing cryptogams!
  • 'Trees and shrubs'- a guided tour of how to recognise the trees and shrubs on Black Mountain
  • 'Vegetation and fire'- all you've ever wanted to learn about the symbiotic relationship between the natural vegetation of Black Mountain and fire

This event is being produced in association with Molonglo Catchment Group with the support of CSIRO, Australian National Botanic Gardens, the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, Four Winds Vineyard, Nick O'Leary Wines and Black Mountain Coffee.

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