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Koala Workshop – Scats, Scratches and Screams

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  • Laguna Community Hall
    3734 Great N Rd, Laguna NSW 2325, Australia, Laguna NSW 2325, Australia

Learn all about the science, technologies, programs and people that help find and protect koalas.

In response to community questions about the impact of the NSW Government’s Koala Strategy, Cessnock City Council is bringing together a panel of experts for a community forum at Laguna Community Hall for National Science Week.

Expert speakers will include scientists and researchers from the University of Newcastle, Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences, NSW Environment and Heritage, NSW Local Land Services, Landcare, and NPWS, along with local landholders and representatives of Hunter Wildlife Rescue.

Program of Presenters:

  • Leanne King - Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences - Cultural History and Significance of Koalas
  • Reegan Walker – NSW Environment and Heritage - NSW Koala Strategy
  • Ryan Witt – University of Newcastle - Koala monitoring research and technologies 
  • Daniel Trudgeon – Local Land Services - Landholders Koala Program
  • Meg Drinan – Landcare Koala activities and opportunities 
  • North Sullivan – Upper Yango Landholders Association- local experience with Koala sightings and surveys
  • Debbie Bree – Hunter Wildlife Rescue – Local koala rescues
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service – Local National Park Koala activities 
  • Brayden Luke - Ecologist Cessnock City Council - Importance of koala records for Council