ECOllaboration & MIXFM ‘Give me 5 for kids’ breakfast!

ECOllaboration & MIXFM ‘Give me 5 for kids’ breakfast!

92.7 MIX FM & ECOllaboration – Give me 5 for Kids BBQ Breakfast!

Monday 05/06/2023

Come on down to ECOllaboration’s headquarters on Monday June 5th for a bbq breakfast fundraiser for Wishlist’s ‘Give me 5 for kids!’
Mark & Caroline of 92.7 MIXFM will be broadcasting LIVE from our depot, we’ll have a complimentary bbq breakfast and prizes to give away and so come and have a chat & and support sick kids!
World Environment Day 2023 – Platypus Conservation Walk

World Environment Day 2023 – Platypus Conservation Walk

World Environment Day 2023 – Platypus Conservation Walk

Saturday 10/06/2023

Come and join us at 7am on Saturday June 10 in beautiful Petrie Creek, Nambour for ECOllaboration’s “Platypus Conservation Walk”.

The morning will begin with a short talk on local platypus hotspots and spotting techniques before trying our luck at finding a platypus at our most reliable known site in Nambour. We will then go on a short walk (500m) through Petrie Creek collecting rubbish on the way to planting (approximately 5 plants per participant) along the banks to stabilise the creek from erosion and preserve platypus habitat.

The event will finish with a complimentary coffee on behalf of ECOllaboration πŸ™Œβ˜•

Schedule:
7am Platypus viewing
7:30am Riparian walk & rubbish collection
8:00am Revegetation/planting activity
8:30am Coffee
 
Places are limited to 20 people total so please secure your place quickly if you are interested. The specific location of the event will be sent out separately to registered attendees.
 
Please use this link to register – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/642729369847
 
This event has been organised in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Environment Council for the World Environment Day Festival 2023
We’re Hiring! Certificate 1 in Conservation & Ecosystem Management Traineeship

We’re Hiring! Certificate 1 in Conservation & Ecosystem Management Traineeship

We’re Hiring!


Certificate I Conservation & Ecosystem Management Traineeships now available

Job Description

Do you have a passion and love for the natural environment?

 

Would you love to work with a team of people who have a common goal of protecting natural areas and restoring ecosystem resilience on a range of sites from hinterland rainforests to dunal systems? Are you looking for an employer of choice who fosters a collaborative team culture?

 

If you answered yes, our Certificate I in Conservation and Ecosystem Management might be right for you!

The Position

This position is an initiative by the Skilling for Queenslanders program and aims to upskill job seekers in the Sunshine Coast region. We have on offer 6-month traineeships (multiple positions) in Conservation & Ecosystem Management Certificate 1. These positions also offer trainees the opportunity to obtain their Agricultural Control & Distribution of Chemicals (ACDC) licence as well as a white card and chainsaw qualifications.
The position may be physically demanding at times and requires a person who is fit, energetic, and flexible.

How to apply

Please submit your application by providing a cover letter addressed to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Coordinator outlining:

– How do you meet the essential required skills listed in the position description, and
– Why you are the right candidate for this position.

Email to marcelo@ecollaboration.org.au
Estimated start date is the 24th of July 2023.

This training is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslander for Work program.

Finalist in the Queensland Training Awards!

Finalist in the Queensland Training Awards!

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the Queensland Training Awards for Medium Employer of the Year! πŸŽ‰

 

This makes us a finalist for the second year running, a reflection of our #SkillsPower

 

Over the past three years, we have delivered on average 30 traineeships per year, with a completion rate of over 95% and an employment rate of over 90%. Our staff also average 85 hours per month for the entire organisation, training in Fauna Handling & Spotting, Remote pilots licence for Drones, Aerial chemical distribution certificates, ArcGis mapping training and three staff recipients of our Education Bursary providing funding to put toward professional development and training. We do it all!

The North Coast regional final will be held on Friday, 28 July 2023 at The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton Street, Caloundra. Good luck to all the other finalists and we look forward to celebrating with you in July.

World Environment Day Festival 2022 – Tree planting

World Environment Day Festival 2022 – Tree planting

World Environment Day Festival 2022 – Tree planting

ECOllaboration is proud to be hosting a tree planting event for World Environmental Day 2022! πŸŒπŸ’š

Join us at Quota Park on the 11th June for a morning of tree planting to restore riparian zones along Petrie Creek in Nambour. We look forward to seeing you all there 🌱

You can register via the following link https://www.scec.org.au/wed_fest_eco

The full program for the World Environmental Day Festival can be found here https://www.wed.org.au/2022program

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Toad or Frog

Toad or Frog

Toad or Frog

Do you know how to identify a cane toad or tell the difference between a cane toad or a frog?

Did you know that a female toad can lay between 8000 and 35,000 eggs in a single clutch?

Do you know how to identify a cane toad toadlet vs a tadpole?

Cane toads threaten local biodiversity and have even caused the near extinction of some species of frogs, birds and mammals. So let’s have a quick lesson on toad identification.

Why are toads so destructive?

Cane toads have glands that exude a toxin that is poisonous to many other animals. They are toxic at all life stages from eggs to adults. Any animal that eats a toad or eats an animal that has eaten a toad can succumb to its toxin. Not only are they toxic, but they are also predators and will eat native frogs, tadpoles, insects, reptiles and small mammals. To add fuel to the fire, they will also outcompete native frogs for habitat.

So how do we identify toads? Toads lay eggs in long chains and have a bead-like appearance. The eggs are encased in a toxic tube of jelly with often two eggs side by side. Native frogs appear as a white foam that floats on the surface of the water or in nearby nooks and crannies on the edge of a waterbody.

Cane toad eggs vs frog eggs

Cane toad tadpoles are jet black in colour and are often seen swarming together in water that is of poor quality. Frog tadpoles are brown and often have variance in their colour. Cane toad tadpoles are oval in shape with a pointed snout and are generally broad.

Adult cane toads are identified by:

  • the large glands behind their ears,
  • the bony ridges above their eyes and along the nose
  • lack of webbing between their toes
  • their upright sitting position and
  • they move in short rapid hops

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