Stay connected to nature and to each other

We’re spending most of these current months inside our homes, and for good reason, but it can make it harder to stay connected to nature and to each other. The Conservation Council team are putting together a list of our favourite activities that allow us to stay connected. With a focus on sustainability, mindfulness and environmental and activist education, this list is full of excellent activities for everyone, young and old.

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Stay connected to winter pollinators

Get into the garden this weekend and plant for winter pollinators!"Although we usually associate bees and other pollinators with summer, in warmer countries like Australia, many types of pollinating insect are active throughout the winter months. Now, in autumn and...

Stay connected through citizen science

Citizen science projects are an awesome way for everyday people to get involved with scientific research projects and contribute to expanding our collective knowledge of the natural world.The Australian Citizen Science Project Finder is a place to discover and connect...

Virtual National Folk Festival

We would have had a stall at the National Folk Festival this weekend, but in lieu of that we've made a Youtube playlist with some of our favourite acts that would have been at the festival. You can still celebrate folk music and community without the festival. Watch...

Join our Easter Hat Parade

Join our little Easter Hat Parade! Make a hat or bonnet and share it with us on our Facebook page. Bonus points for: Sustainable materials (reverse garbage, plant matter) Including the Easter Bilby! Anyone can participate! What will your Easter Hat look like? You...

Stay mindful with colouring in

Colouring in is a great mindfulness activity for children and adults alike. Print off some pages from Paula Peter’s Riverina Grassland Ramblings and relax while colouring in delightful images of the Plains-Wanderer and its habitat in the NSW Riverina. Or head over to...

Stay connected to gardening

If you're stuck at home all day, it might feel like a great time to add to your garden, or start one! Instead of heading to the shops, why not grow a garden from what you already have in your kitchen? The lettuce, spring onions, celery and other vegetables that we eat...

Stay connected through podcasts

Podcasts are a heap of fun! They allow us to stay connected to each other and to nature, while hearing new and intriguing stories. We have a bunch of suggestions related to the environment, activism, and wellbeing. Think Sustainability: a Sydney podcast covering a...

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