Clarence and Coal Valley

Explore wetlands, viticulture, a farm, 24 Carrot primary school and traditional bush management with fire.

  • Registration at Blundstone Arena opens from 8.30am
  • Departing Blundstone Arena at 9.00am sharp

  • Vishnu and Eric Woehler – wetland birds – Orielton Ramsar Wetland. Longterm monitoring project. How lands respond to animals.
    Orielton Lagoon is a Ramsar wetland of international significance, especially for migratory shorebirds. The Lagoon is also important for its saltmarsh vegetation community. Eric and Vishnu will provide an overview of Ramsar, migratory birds, coastal ecology and saltmarsh conservation.

  • Doris Blessing - Sustainable farmer Harvest Farms – including Conservation Covenant with high biodiversity value.
  • Visit Rocky Top Farm and Jansz ‘Pontos Hills’ Vineyard, for their covenants and Hardenbergia violacea with Tony Scherer
  • Picnic Lunch at Rocky Top Farm
  • Visit Risdon Vale primarys 24 Carrot Garden program, sowing seeds of lifelong learning with special focus on Science, Cultural diversity and Sustainability.

    Our program aims to sow seeds of lifelong learning with special focus on Science, Cultural diversity and Sustainability. ‘24 Carrot’ builds vibrant kitchen gardens for growing, harvesting preparing and sharing fun pleasurable food education and enhancing student’s health and wellbeing. In the garden we focus on growing seasonal, sustainable vegetables which we then link directly to the kitchen through delicious meals that we share together. 
    At Risdon Vale Primary School we aim to engage students through our kitchen/garden program with hands on enquiry based learning opportunities that students may not otherwise be exposed to. We pride ourselves in developing meaningful class content that stimulate wonder and inspire students to value our local outdoor area, with special focus on native birds, bees and butterflies. We build aspiration with our students to take care of schools and the wider community. This can be seen through our recent 183 tree planting day where local community members and students planted trees to be enjoyed for years to come... meaningful relationships with the land and wildlife.
    We look forward to hosting you all!

  • Walk with Jam Graham and learn about traditional bush management with fire at Bedlam Walls
    A proud trawlwoolway pakana, environmental activist, ecology student, educator and artist, his life has lead him down many paths which all seem to gravitate around a singular theme.
    Responsibility to country.
    While learning both ancient and modern understandings of country and conservation, he has joined the fight against environmental destruction on numerous front lines.
    With all the knowledge and skills he has worked hard to accumulate, he hopes to connect others to country, and his culture which has helped his people to thrive here in lutruwita/Tasmania for over 42,000 years. He aims to inspire and empower others to fight for the land that continues to care for us all in a way that acknowledges and recognises the dispossessed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the continent. Using Western and Southern science, activism, art, and education he hopes to challenge, change, grow and heal our incredible home and communities.

Please remember to bring:

  • A water bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • (optional) binoculars if you are interested in spotting some wildlife along the way

Drive time 2 hours. 3 hours for talks and 1 hour for lunch. 9.00am – 4.30pm 7 hours approximate.