Water, Wetlands & Wildlife

National Science Week provides us with a chance to discover a local urban success story! Join Geography Victoria on a fieldtrip with local restoration and environmental specialists, that will explore the challenges, successes and opportunities for a new way of managing our urban environment.

Our three focus areas will be:

  • The community-driven rewilding and transformation of the former Elsternwick golf course in North Brighton into the Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve which features expansive restored wetlands, waterways and reintroduction of locally extinct plant species.
  • The bluestone Elster canal, built to drain the swamp, provides an interesting opportunity to study what wildlife persists in urban areas.
  • Rippon Lea is the last of Australia’s great privately owned 19th Century suburban estates. The restoration of the underground drainage system is a wonderful lesson in sustainable water practice.
National Science Week event, presented with the support of the Inspiring Victoria program.

Places are strictly limited.

We will start at the Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve and finish at Rippon Lea.

BYO Lunch – hot drink and muffin provided.