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Tuning into Teens program

We are excited to announce that we will be running a tuning into teens parenting program term 4 2018.  You will find attached a flyer outlining the details. Please feel free to forward the details of the program to any parents/carers of teenagers that may be interested in attending.

Tuning into Teens Brochure

Registration Form

Places are limited so if you are interested, please complete the registration form and email through to psychology.services@federation.edu.au ASAP to confirm your place.

Inclusion through Physical Activity

Second year exercise and sports science students completing the ‘Inclusion Through Physical Activity Course’ recently had the opportunity to participate in a wheelchair sports session. Conducted by Tom McCarthy from Sports Central (Bach. Sports Management graduate), the session was designed to increase their understanding of how physical activity & sports are inclusive of people in a wheelchair. Both Wheelchair AFL and Wheelchair Basketball were conducted, with scores as low as 4-0 in basketball after 10 minutes of game time. This certainly gave students an appreciation of how powerful wheelchair athletes are, compared to themselves!

More information: Lindy Hall m.hall@federation.edu.au

Landscape-scale conservation of threatened invertebrates of the Western Strzeleckis

Genetics and wildlife conservation specialists at Federation University Australia (FedUni), in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Gippsland Water and the South Gippsland and La Trobe Landcare Networks have been successful in securing $417,058 to fund their project ‘Landscape-scale conservation of threatened invertebrates of the Western Strzeleckis’. The project will protect and restore habitat for 30 colonies of Giant Gippsland Earthworm and three threatened species of burrowing crayfish.

The project is an excellent example of collaboration between various Gippsland-based agencies and is part of the $86.3 million investment from the Victorian State Government to implement Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037. 85 new projects worth $33.7 million focussed on on-ground biodiversity action have recently been announced, which will be delivered over three years by various government and non-government stakeholders and will directly contribute to the targets of Biodiversity 2037, under the goal ‘Victoria's natural environment is healthy’.

The FedUni team comprises staff at the Gippsland and Berwick campuses: Dr Faye Wedrowicz, Dr Fiona Hogan, Associate Professor Wendy Wright and Associate Professor Jennifer Mosse. Congratulations to all!

More information: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/biodiversity-response-planning