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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.

Next event

Date: 25 September 2019
Speaker: Maria Bavins, Marine and Aquatic Ecologist, Coral Watch Ambassador
Topic: HOW HEALTHY ARE OUR REEFS? YOU BE THE JUDGE!
Time: 6.15pm to 7.30pm (come early- Happy Hour is 4pm to 6pm)
Where: Land & Sea Brewery, 19 Venture Drive, Noosaville

A $5 contribution is welcome as the Noosa Parks Association is a volunteer organisation. All monies collected go directly towards the good work we do including the purchase of land, linking together Noosa, Tewantin and Cooloola national parks to protect our local biodiversity., particularly koalas
Great food is available for purchase from Land & Sea -Wednesdays are Wings Night

The event

Come and take a virtual dive into the underwater world of our coral reefs with Coral Watch Ambassador, and environmental educator Maria Bavins. She has over 20 years professional experience in UK, Belize, Jamaica, Mauritius and Australia. Her expertise is on the biology and health of the corals of the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay; the threats to the reef and how the Coral Watch health monitoring programme helps understand
our coral reefs, coral bleaching and the impact of current and future changes in climate.

  • Learn how you can be a citizen scientist and help protect our own local reefs using the Coral Watch Coral Health Chart
  • Test your own “reefy” knowledge with the Coral Watch quiz
  • Experience the coral reef world without getting your feet wet, with the aid of virtual reef goggles
  • Come and learn from one of the best in a fun, interactive environment and socialise and network with like-minded people.

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About Enviroforum

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

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.
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