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Community Engagement


The Tom Farrell Institute and Local Land Services are offering two $5,000 Hunter Region Landcare Scholarships.

The CLOSING DATE is 19 MAY 2014.
For students from the Hunter Local Land Services region who display strong personal, community and educational commitment to natural resource management and agriculture, with particular reference to the Hunter region of NSW. 
One for Terrestrial Research: Increase the percentage and area of farming entities using sustainable land management practices to increase productivity and improve the quality of ecosystem services delivered to the broader community from their land, while building their resilience to climate change. 
One for Aquatic Research: Increase the percentage of fishing and aquaculture entities that have adopted sustainable and low environmental impact management practices to increase productivity. 
Eligibility: Students in their third year of study of an undergraduate degree or any postgraduate studies 
The Hunter LLS may provide opportunities for scholarship recipients to contribute to LLS projects, activities and/or events whilst in receipt of the scholarship. 
There is no restriction on the scholarship recipient(s) receiving other scholarships.
More details contact 0418205664

Download the Information Pack here

Download the Application Form here

Mr Gregg Heathcote, Fungi Aficionado, has been invited by the Natural History Illustration Club at the University of Newcastle to deliver another presentation on the fantastic world of fungi, especially those found on campus. 

When:  11.30am-12.30pm on Tuesday 6 May 2014

Where: Rm203 of the Design Building

Cost: The cost is $5 for non-Club-members and lunch will be provided

RSVP to if interested in attending

Ride to Work Day

Every year the Tom Farrell Institute, along with NuSport and Nubug help run the Ride to Work Day.  The ride takes place on two routes, one from Newcastle to University, and the other on the Fernleigh Track to University.

Please check back here soon for further details on routes and times.

Once riders arrive at the University, they concregate at the courtyard of the Forum, to enjoy a hearty breakfast which is always provided by NuSport.  NuSport also offer all riders the facilities at the Forum for the morning, so that they may shower and change after the ride.

To be notified of upcoming forums via email, please use the following link to be added to our mailing list