See like a Bee Kids Workshop, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Jul
12
1:30 PM13:30

See like a Bee Kids Workshop, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

When a bee visits a flower, what is she looking for? In this hands-on children’s workshop, we will ‘see like a bee’ and explore the diversity of colours, shapes, sizes and smells of flowers that attract pollinating insects. We will design and make our own flower creations using natural and recycled materials. As scientists and artists, we can creatively explore ways to design our green spaces to suit the bees’KneeDs.

Suits ages 6+

Bookings essential with Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

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Sydney University Citizen Science project node launch
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Sydney University Citizen Science project node launch

Find me on a panel discussing citizen science at the launch of the Sydney University Citizen science node!

“Our vision is to become a world leading hub for the advancement of citizen science and a one-stop shop for citizen science projects led by academics and researchers at the University of Sydney, and their affiliates. Through our node they will be empowered to share their knowledge and experiences in the practice of citizen science projects, and also generate new research questions that can be answered through citizen science.”
 
The launch will be hosted by the node Chair Professor Yun-Hee Jeon and feature keynote presentations by Westmead based Dr Cameron Webb and Professor Angus DawsonThis will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by the node Co-Chair, Dr Alice Motion.

Information and registration here

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Introduction to Native Bees with Lyttelton stores
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Native Bees with Lyttelton stores

NEW DATE

Did you know that there are over 2000 species of wild bees in Australia? Join PhD researcher, Amelie Vanderstock in learning about our native bees, how we can recognise them and where we can find them.

This will be a participatory workshop where we will see who is buzzing in the Lyttleton garden. We’ll discuss which native bees we can find in the Mountains, what we can we do to support them, and of course, share the buzz on native bees.

This workshop is aimed for adults and all are welcome
$40 including materials
Bookings essential with Lyttelton stores

Lyttelton stores is a cooperative and community space in the Blue Mountains

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Amateur Beekeepers Association Conference 2019: The Art and Science of Beekeeping
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Amateur Beekeepers Association Conference 2019: The Art and Science of Beekeeping

  • Western Sydney University, Hawkesbury Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Find me at the Amateur Beekeepers Association (ABA) Conference 2019: The Art and Science of Beekeeping. I'll be joining some of the buzziest beekeepers, bee researchers and artists in sharing knowledge and passion about these pollinating insects.

You can find my seminar: ‘Native Bees in the city: Who and Where” at 2 30pm on Sunday. Expect audience participation in this game of identify your local pollinators!

Full conference program here

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Build an 'air Bee n Bee' at Camden Families Week
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Build an 'air Bee n Bee' at Camden Families Week

  • Harrington Forrest, Scanlon Cres, Harrington Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ll be buzzing with Camden Bushcare during families week with a full program of nature play and exploration! Amongst tree planting and other activities, join Amelie Vanderstock to learn about pollinators and make air Bee n Bees!

Family friendly
Full program here
Free!
Bookings with Camden council, call 4654 7777

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Join Am-a-bee & Em-buzzy at the Town Festival!
May
3
to May 6

Join Am-a-bee & Em-buzzy at the Town Festival!

  • Licola wilderness Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In a small town, along a windy road in a stunning valley, is a town that we create....

Join Am-a-bee and Em-buzzy in playful, theatrical learnings about our native bees and how we can support them in our very own town!

This workshop and scientific wandering is part of an immersive, 3-day festival of interaction, games, music over multiple stages, comedy, dress-ups and theater! Taking place in a mock village that parodies society, while exploring how to party and live sustainably.

Go to the Town Website for information and tickets!

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Film & Feast with Transition Bondi
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Film & Feast with Transition Bondi

  • Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ABOUT THE EVENT
Alongside the event, we'll enjoy a delicious, plant-based, 3-course meal prepared by our amazing volunteer cooks. Meet like-minded people and learn how we can transition to a more sustainable Bondi.

ABOUT THE EVENING
Did you know that there are over 2000 species of native bees in Australia? From bees that burrow to bees with masks and even blue bees- we are surrounded by diversity right here in Sydney! Join PhD researcher, Amelie Vanderstock in learning about our native bees, how we can recognise them and where we can find them. This will be a participatory evening where together we will learn about and develop strategies to support the wild pollinators of our city.

We look forward to seeing you!

Tickets for the plant-based feast:
$25 online
$30 at the door
$5 entry fee without food
Children under 13 are free - family-friendly event

Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/BBAZL

Entry is via the bottom level, through the north east corner of the building.

Transition Bondi is an initiative of Transition Sydney.

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Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Buzzy Bees Workshop
Mar
2
1:30 PM13:30

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Buzzy Bees Workshop

Bzzz! Bees that burrow? Bees without stings? Green bees? Learn about the diversity of native bees with scientist- artist, Amelie Vanderstock. We will explore pollinator ecology through games and creativity, including making bees with natural and recycled materials to take home!

Aimed at ages 6 - 10

Bookings essential with Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

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Buzzing Bees Workshop at Lyttleton Stores
Feb
23
9:30 AM09:30

Buzzing Bees Workshop at Lyttleton Stores

Bzzz! Bees that burrow? Bees without stings? Green bees? Learn about the diversity of native bees with PhD researcher, Amelie Vanderstock.

What?
We will explore pollinator ecology through games, creativity and adventures in the Lyttleton garden! This is a great introduction to native bees and ecology for kids (aged 8-12) based around interactive, participatory workshops and creative ecology games.

Where?
This workshop will be held at the beautiful Lyttleton Stores which is a not-for-profit co-operative in Laws, Blue Mountains.

Bookings essential with Lyttleton stores

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Protecting Pollinators, City of Sydney
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Protecting Pollinators, City of Sydney

Learn how you can contribute to the conservation of native bees in the City of Sydney by getting involved with citizen science during National Pollinator Week.

A PhD researcher at the University of Sydney will facilitate this workshop about native bees in Sydney, including how to recognise them and where to find them. We’ll then see who is buzzing in the community garden with a ‘Wild Pollinator Count’ together.

You’ll also have the opportunity to create your own native bee habitat to take home.

Bookings essential

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/pollinator-workshop

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Dec
29
8:00 AM08:00

Woodford Folk Festival : GreenHOUSE Talks and Kids workshops

Join Amelie Vanderstock at Woodford folk festival this New years in the GREENhouse!
Check out the PROGRAM!

BZZZ WHAT'S THE BUZZ ON NATIVE BEES | CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

Bees that don't sting? Bees that burrow? Do they make honey and pollinate eggplants? Learn about our native pollinators through musical, theatrical art-making fun.

Thu, Dec 27 1:10PM–2:10PM Mind Games
Fri, Dec 28 11:00AM–12:00PM Mind Games
Mon, Dec 31 2:45PM–3:45PM Mind Games


COMMUNITIES AND BEES | SPEAKERS & IDEAS

Amelie works with community gardens, primary schools and local councils across greater Sydney, leading the pollinator walk at the Sydney park Bioblitz and regularly facilitating public native bee ID skillshares to learn how to identify native bees down to species. Be it in the garden or in the lab, native bee ecology is fun to share!

Sat, Dec 29 8:00AM–8:30AM GREENhouse


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITY | SPEAKERS & IDEAS

Join host Ian Dearden as Tom, Amelie and Jack explore the boundaries, challenges and opportunities of ‘environment’ in its broadest terms, from backyards to whole ecosystems, from the individual to the community and culture, from daily budgets to socially responsible business.

Sun, Dec 30 12:45PM–1:35PM GREENhouse

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Wild Pollinator Workshop with North Sydney Council Bushcare
Nov
21
12:00 PM12:00

Wild Pollinator Workshop with North Sydney Council Bushcare

Community gardeners and the general public are invited to attend a workshop on Amelie Vanderstock's PhD studies into wild pollinator interactions with community gardens. Amelie will describe a variety of pollinators in our local environment, including the some 2000 known native pollinators. Amelie has collected data from a number of North Sydney Council community gardens, it is hoped this and similar studies may help us to learn about the importance of wild pollinators for food production and our natural ecosystems.

This interactive workshop involves citizen science and a guided walk through the community garden, please wear enclosed shoes.

Book here for this FREE event

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Busy Bee Community Pollinator Workshop with National Parks Association
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Busy Bee Community Pollinator Workshop with National Parks Association

  • Carnes Hill Community & Recreation Precinct (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate pollinator week with us and learn all about your local native pollinators. The enthusiastic Amelie Vanderstock (University of Sydney) will help you:

  • Learn to identify some common native bees

  • Create 'air bee n bee' for native bee habitat for your backyard

  • Decide which native plants are appropriate for your backyard - we will have free plants for you to take home

Bringing back the Buzz to the Cumberland Plain Woodland is managed by the National Parks Association of NSW in partnership with Liverpool Council and with support from the NSW Government Environmental Trust.

Free event, Book here

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What's the buzz about native bees? Kids Workshop with National Parks Association & Liverpool Council
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

What's the buzz about native bees? Kids Workshop with National Parks Association & Liverpool Council

  • Carnes Hill Community & Recreation Precinct (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re Bringing back the Buzz to the Cumberland Plain Woodland with the National Parks Association of NSW in partnership with Liverpool Council and with support from the NSW Government Environmental Trust.

Celebrate pollinator week and have an unBEElievably good time learning about native pollinators! We have a SWEET workshop planned of:

  • Treasure hunts to find bee habitat

  • Creating ‘air bee n bees’ (native bee habitat)

  • Looking at native bees under the microscope

  • Native plants for you to take home

The enthusiastic Amelie Vanderstock (University of Sydney) will be facilitating the workshop and helping you and your family discover - 'What's the buzz about native bees?'

This activity is suitable for 8-12 year olds, with a supervising adult.

Bookings essential

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Native bee superpowers at 'Science in the Swamp'
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Native bee superpowers at 'Science in the Swamp'

See flowers like a bee using super UV Bee vision! Be a super BUZZ pollinator like the Blue banded bee! Pollinate our food like our super food makers! Join Amelie Vanderstock at the Native bee tent at "Science in the Swamp", Centennial Parklands to learn about the super powers of native bees!!! Part of Sydney Science Festival 2018!

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Native Bee ID Skillshare #3
Mar
26
10:00 AM10:00

Native Bee ID Skillshare #3

  • University of Sydney, Badham laboratory 227 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn Native bee identification skills!!
Identify native bees from community gardens and bushland across Sydney and contribute to a PhD research project on resilience in urban agriculture and bush!

All levels of experience welcome (Including No experience!)
Please register here

This is 3/3 of a Bee ID skillshare series "Mondays in March". 

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Native Bee ID Skillshare #2
Mar
19
10:00 AM10:00

Native Bee ID Skillshare #2

  • University of Sydney, Badham laboratory 227 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn Native bee identification skills!!
Identify native bees from community gardens and bushland across Sydney and contribute to a PhD research project on resilience in urban agriculture and bush!

All levels of experience welcome (Including No experience!)
Please register here

This is 1/3 of a Bee ID skillshare series "Mondays in March". 

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Native Bee ID Skillshare #1
Mar
12
10:00 AM10:00

Native Bee ID Skillshare #1

  • University of Sydney, Badham laboratory 227 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn Native bee identification skills!!
Identify native bees from community gardens and bushland across Sydney and contribute to a PhD research project on resilience in urban agriculture and bush!

All levels of experience welcome (Including No experience!)
Please register here

This is 1/3 of a Bee ID skillshare series "Mondays in March". 

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