March 13, 2019

University House Australian National University, 1 Balmain Cres, Acton ACT

The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) Ecology Forum

The EIANZ is convening a one-day forum featuring a range of presentations about environmental policy and practice relating to ecology.

The presentations cover a wide range of ecological related matters such as:

  • Grassland and woodland mapping
  • Socio-ecological systems
  • Sampling designs for aquatic ecology
  • eDNA – innovating wildlife detection
  • Benefits of development for a species
  • Ecological permits and approvals
  • Acoustic technology to survey bats
  • Blue Mountains Water Skink
  • Restoration of ecosystems
  • Trapping for cane toad tadpoles
  • Nationally threatened ecological communities
  • NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme

For further information see HERE.


January 9, 2019 -February 2, 2019

Blacktown Showground Precinct, Sydney

Blak box – Four Winds

Part of SYDFEST 19


presents BLAK BOX

After a successful opening season at Barangaroo, Blak Box moves to Blacktown – the largest Aboriginal community in Australia – for Sydney Festival. Blak Box is designed by award-winning architect Kevin O’Brien and the deep listening experience Four Winds is curated by Daniel Browning, with lighting by Karen Norris.

Read more HERE

Foreground articles on sonic experience in the landscape HERE

Foreground articles on indigenous landscape issues and perspectives HERE

March 26, 2019 -March 28, 2019

Mercure Brisbane Hotel

4th Water Sensitive Cities Conference 2019

The Water Sensitive Cities Conference series celebrates how water shapes our cities and towns into places that are more liveable, resilient and sustainable. ‘Delivering the transition to water sensitive cities: approaches, activities, and achievements’ will be the conference theme in 2019—the next step from ‘Making the transition’ theme in 2017.

You can check out the draft conference program, book tickets, and find key information for delegates HERE.

Review Foreground articles on landscape water issues HERE

March 28, 2019

The Royal Society of Victoria - 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC

The Marvels of Medicinal Plants

“Nature itself is the best physician” – Hippocrates

Plants are the marvels of the earth and the unsung heroes of our planet. They provide the air we breathe, the houses we live in and the food we eat. In an era where we have an abundance of food, yet are starving for nutrients, what can we consume to be healthier?

In this talk, Dr Tien Huynh will delight both your brain cells and your taste buds. Discover Tien’s recent research to unlock the secrets of medicinal plants revealing how plants can heal us from the inside out. Plants highlighted in the discussion will range from the familiar, like coffee, to those which many people have never seen or used before.

Taste-test a selection of these plants during this event, and be inspired to share your new knowledge of medicinal plants and their amazing properties with loved ones. Together we can eat well, live well and be well.

About the Speaker:

Dr Tien Huynh was born in Vietnam and immigrated to Australia as an asylum refugee from the Vietnam War with no English speaking skills and nothing but the clothes on her back. Tien found her passion in science at university under the tutelage of an amazing mentor, Professor Ann Lawrie.

Tien is passionate about environmental sustainability, medicinal plants and conservation.

For bookings and further information see HERE

March 29, 2019 -March 30, 2019

Marnong Estate, Melbourne, Australia

The Nature of Listening: IANP Australian Symposium

The International Association of Nature Pedagogy is holding a Symposium at  Marnong Estate, Melbourne, Australia in March.

Keynote presenters include: Claire Warden, Angela Hanscom, Kirsty Liljegren

More information and registration available HERE

Review Foreground nature-related play articles HERE