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March 8: Inspiring Awe and Wonder for Environmental Conservation Outcomes – Karen Jones

8 March @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Jaguar awe adventures, Kate Jones

“Awesome” is one of the most craved human experiences. When in a state of awe, a person can be more willing to protect the environment, connect to nature, and create a sense of belonging.

At the next Friday Environment Forum on March 8th, Karen Jones’ interactive presentation will share the science of awe and provide insights on how to experience awe.

Karen will present research which was conducted as part of Taronga Zoo and University of Sydney’s Masters of Wildlife Conservation Education, to support zoo and aquarium staff to implement their Social Change for Conservation: The World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Education Strategy. This strategy recognises their critical role in building diverse and sustainable futures for people and nature.

“Awe is an emotional experience hard to describe, a fleeting moment that marvels the mind and reminds you that it is impossible to fully comprehend the vast mystery and majestic beauty that is the world you live in” (Azzopardi, 2020)

Come along to this forum to be inspired by Karen, a passionate and award-winning environmental educator who blends three decades of national park ranger and local government sustainability experiences to reveal the scientific evidence to prime participants to experience one of the most craved human experiences – awe.

Lemur, Taronga Zoo, Karen Jones
Lemur, Taronga Zoo, Karen Jones

Everyone is welcome at the Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville on March 8th. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available at 10-10.25am. Entry is $5 by tap & go at the door which includes morning tea/coffee.  

Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding. 


8 March
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre
5 Wallace Drive, Wallace Park,
Noosaville, QLD 4566 Australia
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