Wombats, Wattle, Wilderness, World Heritage & Wellbeing WEA Sydney

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This course will introduce you to Australia’s amazing wilderness – which like the rest of the world’s wilderness is disappearing due to human modification of the land. Learn about its history, breathtaking beauty and why it is so very important looking into the future. Wombats too are endangered – what makes these unique creatures important and what can we do to protect them? The Blue Mountains, Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef are just some of Australia’s World Heritage areas - so what are the benefits and disadvantages of such a listing, and is World Heritage itself under threat? What of past controversies (Franklin Dam for example) and what does the future hold for World Heritage sites? Plus wattle, forest bathing and more!

This is a Discussion Group course, if you aren’t already part of a group please see ‘Getting Started’ below.



Course Author: Janine Kitson

Course Code: D243

Supplied Material: Course Booklet

Units & Pricing: 5 units / $68 per person



Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.

Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.

Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.