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Do stuff that matters - Taking action workshop| Online invasive species series

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Do stuff that matters with Intrepid Landcare - yes even during a pandemic!

  • Has 2020 got you down?
  • Want to plan something to look forward to?
  • Wondering where and how you can take action on stuff that matters for the environment in north-east Victoria and beyond? 

Young people from all over Australia are taking an adventurous approach to protecting and restoring the environment in their local communities through Intrepid Landcare, and you can too. Landcare is a hands on approach to conservation and taking action, and many groups are making a significant difference for the future of our planet.

Take action! 

Do stuff that matters - Taking action workshop

When: 14 October 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Where: via Zoom (link will be provided in the lead up to the event)

Picking up on the energy and inspiration gained from our first ‘What’s possible hangout’, the second of our two-part online invasive species series, will take your creative ideas and turn them into a range of exciting project ideas that you and other young people in your community will want to show up to! 

Connect with other awesome like-minded people as we introduce you to a range of simple tricks, tips and practical tools to help you put ideas into action and create the change you want to see.

Is this for me?

Intrepid Landcare is a place where young people (late teens to 30-something) can come together, be part of and create the change they want to see in the world. 

  • Are you between 16 and 35 years, have an interest or already involved in land management or environmental activities?
  • Keen to connect with a new network of like-minded people, have conversations that matter, and turn that interest into further action?

Then YES. This is totally for you!

We acknowledge young people come with varying levels of experience, and many different skills, brilliant ideas and infectious energy, so come as you are! No prior experience is necessary to attend.

What you will get out of the online series

  • Connection with people from diverse backgrounds who care about the environment and are doing stuff that matters
  • Wisdom from those already working in this space who are committed to looking after the land
  • Inspiration from other young people and what they’re getting up to
  • Skills on how to host interactive sessions and design projects,  both online and in-person once we can gather again!
  • A break from the seriousness! We’ll defs be having some fun 

What we invite you to bring…

  • An open mind
  • A can do attitude!
  • Your ideas, skills and gifts
  • A sense of humour
  • An appetite for fun and adventure
  • A willingness to try new things and support other people to try new things

I’m keen! What now?

Register via Humanitix for the sessions you are interested in.

Event 1: Do stuff that matters - What’s possible hangout -

Event 2: Do stuff that matters - Taking action workshop - via this page


Do I need to attend both sessions to get involved? Not necessarily. If you are just looking for some inspiration and want more information about what’s happening in Victoria, you are welcome to register just for the ‘What’s possible hangout’. If you are keen and ready to work with other young people and take action for the environment, you can register for both sessions. If you haven’t made up your mind about what you want to do and are just a little bit curious, attend the ‘What’s possible hangout’ (this event) and if you then feel pumped to do stuff that matters, there will be an opportunity to register for the ‘Take action workshop’ afterwards.

Do the sessions cost anything? No. Both online sessions are free! This project is supported through the Rural City of Wangaratta in partnership with the Ovens Landcare Network with funding from the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the government’s plan for stronger farmers and a stronger economy.

Do I need any prior environmental or agricultural knowledge or experience? No. Anyone with an interest or passion for the environment is welcome!

Do I need to be from NE Victoria? No. Although we encourage young people from this area to attend, anyone from across Victoria who is interested in learning more about invasive species management and ways to look after the environment is welcome to join us.

What do I need to join these events?
All you need is a stable internet connection or a reliable amount of data on your device, access to the latest version of Zoom, and working audio and visual on your computer or device. For the ‘Taking action workshop’ we will also use Google Docs.

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