"The world is my workshop"
Conservationist Aldo Leopold said that each stroke of an axe writes its signature on the land. The stroke of a pen is equally as powerful. Environmental writing can help humanity find its way back to connection, and you can be part of the change.
Allow Dr Sarah Pye to guide you as you hone your skills and learn the power of the environmental pen. This hands-on workshop is suitable for nature lovers wanting to share their passion, writers wanting to make landscapes come alive, and environmental group communicators wanting to broaden their reach.
Spend the morning delving into, and learning from, the exemplary work and techniques of professionals. In the afternoon, test out your newfound skills during a field trip at Maroochy Botanical Gardens and bring the environment alive.
Do you love spending time in nature?
Want to capture your observations but not sure how?
Join Sarah for this one-day introductory workshop.
Learn from experts
Practice observation skills
Hands-on writing practise
Date: August 14th, 2021
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: University of the Sunshine Coast
All Wildlife Wong books integrate nonfiction narrative with scientific knowledge, scientific vocabulary and hands-on investigation.
Broadly speaking, they address the Australian curriculum priorities of Asia, Australia’s engagement with Asia, and sustainability. More specifically, they align with curriculum for years 4-7.
Sarah has designed workshops which engage kids through:
Listening to the narratives
Learning about rainforest creatures
Making a face mask
Making animal enrichments
Comparing their measurements to animals
Writing about the environment
Making a cover for their free Nature Journal
"The feedback I got from teachers and students in the building was overwhelmingly positive, and they are so excited to finally adopt a sun bear (or three!) after we're done our fundraising."
Dame Judi Dench
Hear Wong's story about Dame Judi Dench and how she reacted when asked to help release 3 bears back into the jungle. Her response to the request might surprise you.
The Covid Impact
Find out what Wong and his team did to keep the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre afloat when Covid 19 hit, and how you can become part of the solution by spreading the word.
New Children's Books
Join Wong and Sarah as they discuss plans for the creation and release of childrens' books aimed at building knowledge of the environment and ecosystems through tapping into their natural curiosity.
Find out what Wong and Sarah's thoughts are on the future of the Sun Bears, the Conservation Centre and our beautiful blue planet.
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Sarah's workshops attendees are always satisfied. Read what they have to say:
Sarah brought real world examples into the workshop and often referred key learning points to links such as relevant Youtube videos, web pages, tools and archives which were really helpful.
I recently attended Sarah's Zoom workshop on "Biographical Research of a living subject". It gave participants terrific techniques, notes (good memory joggers) and ideas from in an informal and friendly setting. I can highly recommend this workshop as invaluable to anyone contemplating such a task.
Sarah presented an engaging online writing workshop, ‘How to Research the Biography of a Living Subject’, for the Fraser Coast Libraries during November 2020. Sarah was very professional and expressed such enthusiasm and willingness to share her expertise with other writers.
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