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U3A: Bribie's Natural Environment

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

Those who have an interest in learning more about environmental issues here on Bribie

might be interested in the course John Oxenford will be giving at Bribie Island U3A in Term 2 called “Bribie’s Natural Environment”, the aim of which is:

To promote awareness of some of Bribie’s natural assets and attractions, the challenges they face, who cares for them, and what we can do to help preserve them.

Depending on availability of speakers and the interests of those in the class, some of the

subjects to be covered include:

  • Bribie’s environmental attractions, challenges and threats

  • Towards net zero – when, how and why

  • Cane toad challenge. Can we make Bribie free of cane toads

  • Oyster reefs and why they are so important

  • MBRC Waste Management

  • Shore birds of Moreton Bay

  • Impacts of beach driving

  • Marine life of Moreton Bay and surrounds

  • Turtles of Bribie

  • Meet some of the volunteers who are helping to maintain Bribie’s environment

  • How to reduce your power bill

Classes start from 20th April 2023 and are on Thursday mornings at 8.30–10.00am in Room 8 in the Recreational Hall at 159 First Avenue, Bongaree. All attendees must register beforehand, registrations are open from 17th April (after school holidays) at 10.00am–3.00pm at the Information Desk in the Rec Hall.

— John Oxenford

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