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Volunteer Guide 2022 intake - information session [POSTPONED] Wednesday, 12 January 2022 - 10:30am

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is now recruiting for Volunteer Guides to start in 2022.  [JANUARY SESSIONS POSTPONED]

No botanical background is required to apply. We offer a training program, mentorship and professional development opportunities to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for guiding.

For further details, email volunteer@anbg.gov.au and/or attend an information session in the Theatrette opposite the Gardens’ Visitor Centre.

Black Mountain Weeding Work Party Saturday, 1 January 2022 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet:  Caswell Drive entry on the mountain side. Drive from Belconnen Way southwards along Caswell Drive towards Glenloch Interchange, Woden, or Tuggeranong. Note the yellow diamond shape advisory sign showing access road on left (mountain side) and the blue and white “P” sign for parking. Pull into the carpark carefully. Look for banners.

Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.

Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711.  This complies with COVID-19 requirements, and helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony Tuesday, 7 December 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

A Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, a special thank you event to acknowledge the volunteers who support the ANBG. Guest speaker Ms Jody Swirepik, Acting Director of National Parks.

10am Tuesday 7 December 2021, Crosbie Morrison Lawn.

Weeding Work Party Saturday, 4 December 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Please arrive in good time, because we will need to lock the gate when we go to the weeding site.
Meet:  Frith Road extension, Acton, behind CSIRO and ANBG.  Park near the electricity substation.  Look for banner
Bring:
  Everyone is welcome. Please bring your morning tea again on this occasion.
Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.
Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711.  This complies with COVID-19 requirements, and helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Ian Walker ‘Climate Resilient Environments and Communities’ - POSTPONED Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 12:30pm

COVID-19 restrictions have caused postponement of so many interesting talks this year. The ANBG Theatrette is not available for Thursday Talks this month, and neither is Telstra Tower. Thursday Talks that were scheduled for November are being re-scheduled for dates next year.

ANBG Photographic Group exhibition & awards - Recovery Thursday, 25 November 2021 - 9:30am to Sunday, 12 December 2021 - 4:30pm

The Friends Photographic Group encourages you to come and view their special exhibition “Recovery” being held in the Visitors Centre at the ANBG. This year there are several different categories with awards presented to the winners of each category as well as other awards. The Award winners will be on display and for sale to the public.

Framed works and unframed prints are for sale. Unique gifts of cards, calendars, photo bags and more are on display. A percentage of sales go to the Friends for use in projects in the Gardens.

Weeding Work Party - An Extra Session! Saturday, 20 November 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Meet:  Frith Road extension, Acton, behind CSIRO and ANBG.  Park near the electricity substation.  Look for banner.  Please arrive in good time, because we will need to lock the gate when we go to the weeding site. As usual we are planning to work in small groups, keeping social distance as much as possible, and remove lots of woody weeds and the thriving Red Passionflower.
Bring:  Everyone is welcome. Please bring your own morning tea on this occasion.
Wear:  hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, stout shoes.
Please book: if you are planning to come, please email your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone 0437 298 711.  This complies with COVID-19 requirements, and helps us to let you know if arrangements need to change at the last minute (for example, adverse weather conditions).

Ian Fraser ‘How Did Australian Birds Get English Names?’ - POSTPONED Thursday, 18 November 2021 - 12:30pm

COVID-19 restrictions have caused postponement of so many interesting talks this year. The ANBG Theatrette is not available for Thursday Talks this month, and neither is Telstra Tower. Thursday Talks that were scheduled for November are being re-scheduled for dates next year.

Professor David Lindenmayer ‘The Great Forest’ - CANCELLED Thursday, 11 November 2021 - 12:30pm

COVID-19 restrictions have caused postponement of so many interesting talks this year. The ANBG Theatrette is not available for Thursday Talks this month, and neither is Telstra Tower. Thursday Talks that were scheduled for November are being re-scheduled for dates next year.

Black Mountain weeding work party - November Saturday, 6 November 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30am

We are so pleased that our next weeding work party will be on Saturday 6 November. As usual we are planning to work in small groups, keeping social distance as much as possible, and remove lots of woody weeds and the thriving Red Passionflower.

A slight difference is that a current COVID-19 Restriction for ParkCare field work is that people need to bring your own (BYO) Morning Tea on this occasion.

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