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BRAIN 2010 Rainforest Retreat

Dates Sat 6 Nov 2010 - Sun 7 Nov 2010
Venue Camp Constable (Mount Glorious)
Format Weekend Workshop
Host BRAIN

The Rainforest Retreat is coming up fast. If you can't make the whole weekend, you can now book for one day only. Saturday 6 November is $145 including all meals and Sunday 7 November is $115.

The one-day offer is only available by using the PDF booking form at right. Download and complete today.

The Retreat is on the weekend of 6-7 November at Mount Glorious.

It offers a range of rainforest-themed workshops similar to the popular workshops held in 2009 but this time in a rainforest setting. There are talks, walks and the opportunity to mix with other rainforest enthusiasts.

The weekend is fully catered and dormitory accommodation for the Saturday night is included in the cost of registration.

Numbers will be strictly limited and online registrations are now open. Book early to avoid disappointment! Just complete the form below.

Rainforest Retreat Program


Day 1: Saturday 6 November 2010

8.30-9.45am Registration

9.45-10.00am Welcome

10-10.30am Keynote: Plant Photography Glenn Leiper, author and photographer of Mangroves to Mountains: A Field Guide to Native Plants of South-Eastern Queensland

10.30-10.45am Address: by Keynote Sponsor Kelvin Davies, CEO, Rainforest Rescue

11.15am-12.30pm Plenary: Rainforest Remnants of South-East Queensland - Fragments of Green Bill McDonald, Principal Botanist Queensland Herbarium and Rainforest Interactive DVD Presentation by Bill McDonald

12.30-1.30pm Lunch

1.30-5.00pm Concurrent sessions - choose one

Workshop 1 Orchids and Ferns of the Rainforest - Presentation and forest ramble Peter Bostock, Queensland Herbarium

Workshop 2 Birds of the Rainforest - Presentation and forest ramble Dawn Muir, Past President of Birds Queensland

5.00-6.00pm Free time

6.00-7.00pm Dinner

7.00-9.00pm Geckoes Wildlife Presentations - Animals of the Rainforest Presentation followed by night forest ramble

9.00pm Supper

Day 2: Sunday 7 November 2010

7.00-8.30am Breakfast

9.00-10.00am Concurrent sessions - choose one

Workshop 3 Gardening with Wet and Dry Rainforest Plants Shealagh Walker, Landscape Architect

Workshop 4 Macro-photography in the Rainforest Robert Whyte and Mark Crocker, Save Our Waterways Now

10.00-10.30 am Morning Tea

10.30am-12noon Concurrent sessions

Workshop 5 Restoration of a severely degraded dry rainforest site in suburban Brisbane using natural regeneration John Lahey

Workshop 6 Fauna of the Rainforest and Habitat Management, Adrian Caneris, Wildlife Expert, Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd

12.00noon-1.00pm Lunch

1.00-3.00pm Small group botanical walks led by BRAIN walk leaders

3.00-3.30pm Afternoon tea and close

This program was correct at 14 October 2010 but may be subject to change.

Cost


Cost includes registration for workshops, meals, morning and afternoon
teas and dormitory accommodation. [Bring your own sheets, blanket and pillow]

$220 per person early bird registration (up to 30 September)
$253 per person full registration (1 October onwards)

Payment Methods

  • Cheque by post with form to: PO Box 443 The Gap Qld 4061
  • PayPal: complete the form below and follow the prompts
  • Bank transfer to BSB: 124001 Account Number: 10451148 Account Name: Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) Inc Reference: use RR, then your name.

Online Registration


The Retreat is a weekend event from 8.30am Saturday to 3:30pm Sunday. The main sessions, including the Keynote Address and Plenary, are single sessions for all participants. The workshops are concurrent, so you will have to choose which one you will attend. Cost includes registration for workshops, meals, morning and afternoon teas and dormitory accommodation. Cost: $220 early bird registration (up to 30 September) $253 full registration (1 October onwards).

Workshop preferences

Please indicate your preference for concurrent sessions.

1.30-5.00pm Saturday

9.00-10.00am Sunday

10.30am-12noon Sunday

Booking for more than one person? Click on 'Add preferences...' to indicate preferences for each session.

Person 2

1.30-5.00pm Saturday

9.00-10.00am Sunday

10.30am-12noon Sunday

Person 3

1.30-5.00pm Saturday

9.00-10.00am Sunday

10.30am-12noon Sunday

Person 4

1.30-5.00pm Saturday

9.00-10.00am Sunday

10.30am-12noon Sunday

Please note any special dietary requirements for all individuals here.