Monash University Biological Society


Newsletter 9.0


1.0 Trivia Night  

Monash Biological Society and Monash Permaculture Trivia Night. Wednesday 17th September from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at Sir Johns Bar (Campus Centre). This years theme is “Missed the Boat;extinction. The species that evolution left behind”, perfect opportunity to come along in your favourite dinosaur onesie or Dodo attire! Sponsored by Pinewood Nursery (Blackburn Road)!!!

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Ticket price:

$10 non drinking

$15 drinking

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2.0 Regent Honeyeater Planting 2014

It’s the final tree planting weekend so here is your last chance.

It's that time of year again to get out your Tree Hugging Pants and Gloves and head up to Benalla for the Tree Planting Weekends!

Leaving Monash on the Friday evening, we carpool to Benalla where we stay at free Scout Hall accommodation. We spend the weekend working with the Regent Honeyeater Project planting thousands of trees along side other university and community groups. It is an amazing camp, where you really feel like you make a difference.

The last camp will be held on the weekend of Week 8 - 19/09/2014 to 21/09/2014.

Sign up for Tree Planting #4 here:

Learn more about the project here:

3.0 Student Placement with Conservation Volunteers Australia


Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) is a national not for profit organisation, offering everyone a wide

range of hands-on conservation projects right across urban, regional and remote Australia. The conservation

activities undertaken include tree planting, weed identification and removal, fence maintenance, mulching and endangered species protection. Volunteers participate as part of a team on conservation projects, and are given induction and training on all conservation tasks undertaken, along with safety training and supervision. All volunteers are covered by CVA’s insurance policy.


The aim of this proposal is for the student/s to:

- Become involved in various conservation projects across Melbourne

- Gain hands-on skills in practical land management and knowledge in fauna and flora

- Engage with a variety of team members and our on-site project partners

- Learn about how CVA’s programs educate and benefit community members

- Learn about safety and risk management on site

4.0 AGM

While our AGM is still some time away here is the date for you to put in your calendars. Wednesday the 8th of October Week 10, AGM 12.30-2pm. We need everyone to attend so that we can reach quorum. Food will of course be provided. All committee positions will be open for election on the day. Details about the election process will be sent out closer to the day.

5.0 Field Naturalist Society of Victoria

The FNCV is one of our partner organisations and at a 134 year old it is Victoria’s premier naturalist organisation. Each of their 8 interest groups (Botany, Fauna, Fungi, Geology, Marine, Microscopy, terrestrial Invertebrates) holds a regular monthly seminar meeting as well as research and collection trips. This is a great organisation for furthering your knowledge of Victoria’s environment, to network with professionals and to gather practical experience. There is lots of choice in what to do, so come on down and join us. The club hall is a street away from Blackburn railway station and only 30 minutes via the 703 bus from Clayton campus. The bus also stops at Blackburn station.

The next event is Wednesday the 20th the Microscopy Group

6.0 Website, Facebook page, and contact details

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