The University of Tasmania has just received the Green Gown Australasia 2017 Community Award for facilitating the establishment of Education for Sustainability Tasmania. We are all very proud of this Award and feel very honoured to be recognised. Thanks University of Tasmania for helping to draw together a network of such amazing leaders in sustainability research, training and education.
Category: University of Tasmania
Program run or assisted by the University of Tasmania
The Bushrangers Program involves both rural and urban Tasmanian schools supporting the large scale on-ground restoration work in the Midlands Biodiversity Hot Spot. Students are assisting restoration ecologists, scientists from the University of Tasmania and farmers with research into genetic diversity of local provenance seed and wildlife monitoring, to assess native and feral animal movement patterns in the fragmented landscapes of the Midlands. This animal-centric approach to plant conservation provides an exciting opportunity for a meaningful curriculum.
Source Community Wholefoods Cooperative is a fantastic initiative on the University of Tasmania Hobart campus. Source was initiated in 2005 by a group of students & community members interested in creating a more sustainable future. Source provides a place to explore social and environmental issues, acting as a living example of urban sustainability that encourages community involvement and creativity.
UTAS CARES is a notable initiative whereby UTAS staff and students develop collaborative arrangements with community volunteer groups, including CoastCare, Wildcare, Bushcare, Landcare and NRM South.
Play is more than just fun for babies and children, it is how they learn and develop. So how can we create spaces that inspire them to develop their imagination, dexterity and physical, social, spiritual, cognitive and emotional strength? Who better to ask than the children themselves, the experts in their own play. The Northern Tasmania Early Years Group in association with the University of Tasmania, Communities for Children and Anglicare Tasmania ran a research project to investigate how best to gather input from these mini experts (aged between 3 to 12 years) and how to build fantastic play spaces.
Since 2011 the University of Tasmania has enabled over 1050 students to undertake and participate in initiatives that deliver operational sustainability outcomes for the University while earning academic course credits or via paid competitive internships. A number of awards have been won for the initiatives.
Each year, global leaders in environmental thought provide a free lecture in Hobart. The Richard Jones Memorial Lecture, as it is known, is hosted by the Richard Jones Memorial Lecture Committee, the Student Environmental Law Society and Sustainable Living Tasmania.
The Range Extension Database and Mapping project, more commonly known as REDMAP is a fantastic University of Tasmania and IMAS collaboration. It provides people with the opportunity to share sightings of marine species that are ‘uncommon’ to their local seas.