Conservation SA Events
Community events can be submitted here.
Thu, Nov 23
Join Conservation SA and cedamia's No More Bad Investments (NMBI) team to hear Ian Dunlop (former Chair Australian Coal Association), Philip Sutton (co-author of Climate Code Red), Peter Owen (Director, Wilderness SA), Heather Smith (energy specialist), and MC Craig Wilkins (CE, Conservation SA) discuss climate risk and new model legislation to put a stop to new climate damaging projects in SA.
Wed, Nov 29
In the current financial climate, it can be challenging to stay across the latest thinking on fundraising for your organisation, and — if you're a donor — to know where to best place your funds.
This session will give you insights into the world of major donors, major gifts and Private Ancillary Funds from two of Australia's top philanthropy experts.
This event is offered free for member groups or via a donation for non-members.
Presentation: Major Gifts with Erica Myers-Tattersall
'We just need someone with lots of money to write us a big cheque! Or, How to win the hearts and minds of major donors'
Erica Myers-Tattersall from Xponential Fundraising will take you through the motivations behind those who make sizeable and significant donations to their favourite charities and not-for-profits, why they give, who they give to and how you can access those funds. She will also provide some practical advice on how to set up a major gift program for your organisation, enabling you to critically assess your organisation and the role of board in building a culture of philanthropy that is crucial in raising big dollars.
Presentation: Private Ancillary Funds with Andrew Bradley
Finance expert Andrew Bradley offers unique insights into the establishment and management of charitable trusts, including Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs). Andrew will also provide key insights into some of the issues that families face when running their own PAFs.
Limited places are available, so RSVP now to reserve your place. Join us for a fascinating insight into these progressive areas of fundraising, and find out how you can make the most of them for your organisation.
Sat, Dec 2
Saturday Dec 2, 2017, 11 am
Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide, Kaurna Land.
Family friendly event, organised by community and supported by Conservation SA.
South Australia is a place of clever people, strong communities and unique landscapes. The Federal government wants to build a nuclear waste ‘facility’ in SA. Some of this nuclear waste is a hazard for hundreds of years and some for over ten thousand years. Sites in Kimba on the Eyre Peninsular and a site near Hawker in the Flinders Ranges are being pursued.
We continue to say no to a nuclear waste dump in our state.
Join us on 2 December 2017 to send a clear message to our state and federal politicians.
Sun, Dec 10
‘When we remove ourselves from the busyness, slow down and tune into the natural environment answers emerge.’ Liza Pullman
Forest bathing combines the benefits of embodied practices with mindfulness, and the benefits of psychology and social connection - all in a natural setting. It is very low impact, not strenuous hiking.
With a focus on slowing down and awakening the senses, this restorative wellness practice involves a series of guided invitations to help relax, slow down, become present and connect with nature for health and wellbeing. The experience invites room for listening, healing and reflection, for quiet and accepting presence, and for inquiry through all the senses, in a non-judgmental setting.
Simply being out in nature provides a healing, grounded and connective experience. The practice of Forest Bathing fosters a deeper more intentional connection with nature and ourselves.
A qualified guide combines all these elements and ensure the experience is safe, supported and inspiring. Each experience lasts 2.5 - 3 hours but we not go more than a kilometre.
If you are overwhelmed by the noise and 'busyness' of modern life, then come along to destress, relax, restore and reconnect.
This practice is also known as shinrin yoku, or forest or nature therapy.
Research shows that there are many important benefits from experiencing nature, whether incidental or intentional, for mental, physical and social health – our general wellbeing. Benefits include: boosting the immune system, improving mood, decreasing blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugar, restoring attention, reducing headaches, reducing stress, anxiety and fatigue, which contribute to improved sleep and much more.
Like yoga and meditation, the benefits of this practice are enhanced and deepened through regular practice.
It was such a profoundly restorative process for me. I literally felt like I'd had a 2.5 hour massage - and I regularly think back to the beautiful experience. I would never have imagined this!
If you’re feeling stressed, tired, worn out from the business of life, I can highly recommend the Nature Wellness Experience
This experience is worth a few hours of your time. It brings your mind to a standstill and opens it to the nature around you. You start noticing things you may not have seen, touched or heard before. You CONNECT to a whole different level.
Alex has a lovely manner for leading these. It's a beautiful, relaxing and calming experience.
I am the first certified 'Forest Therapy Guide' in South Australia, with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. I have also started a collective social enterprise called Nature & Wellbeing Australia with two other guides-in-training in order to offer a more diverse range of locations and activities for nature connection and wellbeing.
I am also studying a Masters Research project in environmental psychology, specialising in nature and wellbeing.
I believe that nature connection is a positive pathway to wellbeing for both people and planet.
What if the weather is too hot/cold/wet?
Walks will be cancelled via email if the temperature is forecast to be 35C or above on the day before the event, or if the weather forecast is too severe in any other way. An email confirmation will be sent the day before to confirm whether or not the event will go ahead.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Unfortunately there is no public transport option to this location. If you choose to drive up Sheoak Road, please add an extra 10 minutes to your estimated travel time as it's steep with many narrow slowing points.
Please note there are no public toilets at this location.
What do I bring to the event?
Weather appropriate clothing and shoes. I recommend closed shoes because the paths are quite gravelly but if you prefer open shoes, feel free.
Sun smart gear and water.
What's the refund policy?
If the walk is cancelled due to either severe weather, or not enough people, all tickets will be fully refunded.
If the walk goes ahead but you miss it, then there is no refund but you can use the ticket as credit for a future walk. Please contact me if you wish to do this.