Bournda Environmental Education Centre has been hosting an annual dinner to celebrate World Environment Day for the last 40 years, an impressive legacy in itself. This year the dinner will be held on Monday June 5th, at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, with doors opening at 6pm for a 7pm start.
The theme for 2017 is “Connecting People to Nature”. It implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. It invites us to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it and challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.
The guest speaker for this year is Dr John Merson, Executive Director of The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. Associate Professor John Merson was the Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at University of NSW until 2012 and Head of the Graduate Research Program in Environmental Policy and Management. He has been a consultant to the UNESCO, APEC, IUCN, DEST and the Department of Foreign Affairs. He was a member of the Australian Indonesia Steering Committee on Science and Technology, and the Australia Korea Forum. He is the author of seven books and a wide range of academic papers and research covering Environmental and Developmen issues, Adaptive Environmental Policy and Management and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. For his journalistic work, he is the recipient of a United Nations Media Peace Prize.
The dinner will also feature wonderful creative art and writing by local students which will then be displayed in local libraries throughout the Bega Valley.
Now that you know you want to go, you need to know that BOOKINGS CLOSE LUNCHTIME FRIDAY!!
Tickets may be purchased for $40, from Candelo Books (Bega) with a cash sale or through Bournda Environmental Education Centre by phoning 6494 5009.
For further details, please contact Doug Reckord, Principal, Bournda EEC – 6494 5009