Noosa Parks EnviroForum
Craft beer and cool science – a potent brew
EnviroForum is our monthly science-meets-beer event where you can sip a coldie while becoming informed about environmental issues affecting your community, Australia and the world.
Come along to Land & Sea Brewery, Noosa’s first and original craft beer brewery, and quench your thirst for knowledge. We’ll supply the scientists and experts—you just need to bring an open mind.
Become one of a new wave of environmental activists, or simply socialise and network with like-minded people.
Welcome to 2020 and another year of great scientific events when “Science Meets Beer” at The Land and Sea Brewery
We begin 2020 with real impact by having the Global Chief Scientist from The Nature Conservancy, Dr.Hugh Possingham, as our guest speaker
In his global role, Hugh guides the work of 350 practising scientists in 70 countries as well as in every US State. He supervises 135 doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows
From his global scientific vantage point Hugh will discuss “Old and New Solutions to Nature Conservation Problems: A Perspective”
“Armed with science, we can find the hope to overcome even the greatest challenges and build a stronger future” Hugh Possingham.
Given the crises attributed to global climate change on our world, and the accompanying information, misinformation and emotion, it is timely that we start 2020 with a global scientific perspective given by one of the world’s pre-eminent scientists
Date: 29 January 2020
Where: Land and Sea Brewery 19 Ventura Drive Noosaville
Time: 6:15pm to 7.30pm
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EnviroForum is held in the events room at Land & Sea Brewery on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except December.
The guest speaker is on from 6.15pm to 7.30pm, including time for Q&A.
With EnviroForum, we are reaching out to people in the Noosa community who are looking to be educated, motivated and active in important environmental matters that affect not just Noosa but Australia and the world.
Our speakers are experts in their field, and bring you evidence-based information acquired through robust scientific research and/or practical applications of science in the field.
We choose our speakers carefully. They must have a great reputation, be it in academic circles or other professional institutions. They must be passionate about their research and use it to educate and influence community thinking on environmental matters. Speakers must be able to engage with the audience and both inspire thought as well as create healthy
debate and discourse.
Why we chose to partner with a brewery
We chose Land & Sea Brewery to be our event partner because:
- they have good environmental values in how they want to run their business and their role in the community
- their set-up is professional, buzzy and projects the image we want for EnviroForum
- they have great food and a fantastic range of craft beer, so you can socialise and network with like-minded people before and after the event.
Where your $5 entry fee goes
Entrance to the event room is $5 per head. All this money goes towards the purchase of land for safe refuges for our biodiversity, including koalas.
Our strategy is to link together Noosa, Tewantin and Cooloola national parks to provide biodiversity corridors of safety and refuge in the face of negative human interventions and global climate change.
Most recently, we have committed to paying one third of the cost of purchasing 2400 hectares of mainly exotic plantation forest from HQPlantations, transforming it into a corridor of koala-friendly national park, and linking and extending the Tewantin National Park with the Cooloola Great Sandy National Park. Noosa Council and the Queensland Government will contribute the other two thirds of this $3.5 million project.
Your donation goes fully towards our payments, which will see this large tract of land become national park.
Become a member for as little as $5
We encourage you to become a member of Noosa Parks Association. We offer outdoor activities and opportunities to volunteer, and your membership goes towards the purchase of land for national parks.
- student membership is $5 for 2019 then $25 next year (under 30 with a student ID)
- single memberships are $33 per year
- family memberships are $55 per year.