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International Day of People with Disability 2017

International Day of People with Disability 2017

What a great way to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) 2017!  The theme for this year’s IDPwD could have been written just for Green Skills: “transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. How fabulous to be invited by the City of Melville to deliver one of our nature-based programs for people with disability, […]

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Birds of Prey Day: Activities for People Living with Disability

Birds of Prey Day: Activities for People Living with Disability

On Thursday, 16th November about 30 clients and carers at SMP Disability and Support Services in Spearwood enjoyed a Birds of Prey workshop presented by Yvonne Sitko, owner and operator of WA Birds of Prey. Yvonne introduced five birds to the group including a Barn Owl, Boobook Owl, Falcon and Wedge-tailed Eagle. Everyone had a […]

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Nature-based Activities for People with Disabilities

Nature-based Activities for People with Disabilities

Green Skills brings wildlife to people living with disabilities. Our program of nature-based activities is delivered in conjunction with local wildlife providers WA Birds of Prey and Radical Reptiles. Interactive sessions focus on conservation, wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. Participants also have opportunities to handle the wildlife if they wish –a truly amazing experience to […]

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Green Army Programme Comes to a Close

Green Army Programme Comes to a Close

81 participants have graduated through the Green Skills local Green Army programme, supported by Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Federal Government. The Green Army teams traversed the great southern region from Frankland River in the west, Bremer Bay in the East and up to Gnowangerup in the north. The Albany and Denmark based projects have now come to […]

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Goodbye Green Army!

Goodbye Green Army!

Our last Green Army team graduated in Albany last Thursday. What a cheerful and cohesive crew. That’s the end of the Green Army program for us as it stands, as the Federal Government has discontinued this program. Here are just some of the varied and valuable environmental projects this last team contributed to. The crew […]

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Phascogale Boxes For Balijup Fauna Sanctuary

Phascogale Boxes For Balijup Fauna Sanctuary

In August Green Skills will be installing 15 Phascogale nesting boxes within the Balijup Fauna Sacntuary near Tenterden. The boxes have been made by the Denmark Men’s Shed and will be installed by Basil Schur and Tony Peterson of Green Skills, with support from the South Coast NRM’s Noongar Green Army team. Angela Sanders of […]

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