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.
By way of example, in partnership with UTASLife, the University of Tasmania joined with Kingborough Council, NRM South, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, and with local Bruny Island residents, to plant 400 trees as part of a nature rehabilitation project. View a short video about the project.
UTAS CARES is interested in promoting both volunteer and research (citizen science) engagement opportunities in Southern Tasmania. More information can be found on the UTAS CARES webpage and Facebook site.
Image credit: Southern Beaches Landcare Coastcare