Environment & Science

This course will circumnavigate the states and territories of Australia looking briefly at their very basic geography, some general history and major towns and places of interest. Each week members will have access to maps illustrating various places of interest around the traps. It would be helpful for students to bring along an Australian atlas to class (if they have one). Members will be encouraged to share their own travel anecdotes and stories in class. Monday
This course is designed specifically for those with little or no knowledge in this area, just a desire to travel on an exploration of the universe, its galaxies, planets, moons, stars, constellations and more. The course is held at the tutor's home. Friday
This course runs for one term and aims to increase member’s appreciation of local birds. Participants will attend a short theory session, and discussion about future places to be visited (there is a hand out for this). We will then walk along the back of the playing fields at U3A, to find some birds. Participants will have a pair of binoculars, walking shoes and everything that is needed for a 1.5 to 2 hour walk (water, sunscreen etc). Friday
The word “Bon-sai” (often misspelled as bonzai or banzai) is a Japanese term which, literally translated, means “planted in a container”. This art form is derived from an ancient Chinese horticultural practice, part of which was then redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. It has been around for well over a thousand years. The ultimate goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniaturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree. Bonsai are not genetically dwarfed plants, in fact, any tree species can be used to grow one. The course is held at the tutor's home and the mere nature of the craft requires along term commitment to achieve results. Monday

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