Hawkesbury-Nepean Waterkeepers Alliance’s Annual Forum

Mark your diaries for the upcoming Hawkesbury–Nepean Waterkeepers Alliance’s Annual Forum at Richmond on Thursday, 16 November 2023. 

The theme circles around the topic ‘Empowering Community Knowledge and Connection Through Citizen Science.’ It will be held at The Greater Sydney Demonstration Farm at Edwards Road in Richmond Lowlands.

The forum is free and open to anyone. It will be initiated by Uncle David King, a Gundungurra Traditional Elder, and his presentation, ‘The Power of Our Senses.’ 

“[E]xplore current local citizen science initiatives and consider how we can re-imagine our approaches to citizen science and strengthen community connection to Country and our waterways,” the announcement indicated. 

“As part of this program we will be hosting a panel discussion which will look to explore and highlight some current citizen science engagement approaches, leading into a community ‘think tank’ which will consider how we can continue to reimagine our approaches to citizen science for the future of our waterways.”

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Waterkeepers Alliance Annual Forum
The hawkesbury-nepean waterkeepers alliance annual forum on thursday, 16 november © hawkesbury-nepean waterkeepers alliance

While still a draft, the forum will feature a series of programs:

  • 11:00 AM | Welcomes and Introductions
  • 11:20 AM | Keynote Presentation: The Power of Our Senses by Uncle David King (Gundungurra Traditional Elder)
  • 11:40 AM | Break and Networking (Light morning tea and refreshments provided)
  • 12:00 PM | Panel Discussion (Impact through Citizen Science Programs
  • 12:30 PM | Community Think Tank (Reimagining Citizen Science)
  • 1:00 PM | Wrap Up
  • 1:15 PM |Walk around Demo Farm (optional)

Interested attendees can register for the event at the website of the Hawkesbury-Nepean Waterkeepers Alliance here. Slots shall be completed and submitted on or before 5 November.

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