Watch Group members trips to camp:
1st – 2nd Oct Sea Lion Island
5th - 6th Nov Port Stephens
18th - 19th Feb Port Edgar
25th – 27th –Feb Pebble Is (2 night stay)
2nd – 4th March Weddell Is (2 night stay)
23rd - 24th April Bleaker Is
Others to confirm - Port Howard (with ferry crossing) and Hill Cove
Watch Group Camps and BBQ's (* whole group – lots of volunteers needed)
19th – 20th Nov - Volunteer Point ( camp &BBQ) *
X-mas BBQ – to confirm ( 17th/ 18th dec)*
18th Jan - Day trip - Murrell farm /kidney cove*
28th & 29th Jan - Elephant beach & Cape dolphin (camp& BBQ)*
11th & 12th Feb Mt Osbourne Camp (plant identification)
Other activities coming up and adult volunteers required to help.
Lady Liz beach clean: 16th oct.
Gilbert house project - build a sculpture from recycled rubbish....late October /school Hols: 3- 5pm
Fundraiser Cycle - Jan 14th/15th
SCB marathon – water stations 18th March
World Water day – 22nd March (activity to be decided)
Earth Hour - 26th March (activity to be decided)
Over the winter we need everyone to:
18th Walk for Wildlife – walking for funds for the Rehabilitation of Oiled penguins. Combined with the Mid-Winter swim. 1.30pm – 4pm @ IJS hall. (Adult helpers would be appreciated for this meeting).
26th Join Becky and the team planting tussac at Cape Pembroke. Younger members will need to bring an adult helper. Spades, gloves and warm clothing needed. 1pm – 4pm meet at Jetty Centre car park.
16th We walked for oiled penguins now lets find out more. What does finding oil mean to the environment and how can we protect against oil spills? Some experiments/video or visitor. (Adult helpers would be welcome). 1.30pm – 4pm (venue to be confirmed).
13th Focus on our site! Clean up at the Gilbert House site; bring warm clothing and gloves for weeding. Stone painting and mosiacs for garden displays. (Adult helpers would be appreciated for this meeting). 1.30-4pm (venue to be confirmed).
17th Craft works - Recycling our rubbish into Art!
Displays are needed for the Conservation Ball. Lets put that rubbish to good use and create some amazing artworks! (Adult helpers would be appreciated for this meeting). 1.30-4pm (venue to be confirmed).
Contact the WATCH Group Leader - Maggie Battersby
Learning about and being a part of the natural environment is not only fun, but a way of connecting people to the world that surrounds them. Starting with tomorrow’s citizens and leaders, the WATCH Group gets hands-on with the outdoors.
As the junior branch of Falklands Conservation, the WATCH Group has 60 members aged 7-14. Each month, a whole-group activity focuses on an aspect of the natural world, from crafts and presentations on raptors to creating recycle bins to beachcombing at a Christmas barbeque. The entire group participates in a mammoth camping trip at Elephant Beach Farm each year. And each member is invited on a small-group weekend trip to a remote part of the Falklands.
The WATCH Group is generously sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank.
For membership or other information on the WATCH Group contact Maggie Battersby