RACV Wild Bytes - Stories From Your Backyard

Have you ever wondered what to do when you’ve been swooped by a magpie or when a blue-tongued lizard suddenly appears in your yard or maybe you’ve found a possum curled up inside your garage roof?

 

Well, come along to one of our FREE educational events to find out, and to learn lots of other cool tips and tricks to co-exist better with our wonderful native wildlife! There is actually a lot you can do for wildlife in your own backyard, and we’re here to help. In the meantime, have a look at our helpful fact sheets for some guidance.

 

As RACV’s Environment & Sustainability partner, we will be presenting our events right around Melbourne and regional Victoria, and more recently, we've extended our sessions to primary and secondary schools. Scroll down for more information.

 

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Check below to find out when we’ll be coming to your community! 

  

Monday 8 Aug 2016

NAB,

700 Bourke Street Docklands 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Thanks for attending!

Saturday 10 Sept 2016

Peninsula Community Theatre,

91 Wilsons Road Mornington, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Thanks for attending!

Saturday 15 October 2016

Box Hill Community Arts Centre,

470 Station Street Box Hill, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Thanks for attending!

Sunday 6 November 2016

Open Spaces Event, Abbotsford Convent,

1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford, 12:15pm - 1:45pm

Thanks for attending!

Saturday 11 February 2017

Sustainable Living Festival

Under The Gum, Birrarung Marr, 2;00pm

Thanks for attending!

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Norma Richardson Hall,

15 Buckland Street Woodend, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Thanks for attending!

Saturday 1 April 2017 Deakin University, Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street Geelong, 2:00pm - 3.30pm
Thanks for attending!
Sunday 7 May 2017

La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary
La Trobe Avenue Bundoora, 1:00pm -2:30pm

Register Here

Sunday 4 June 2017 Bunyip Hall,
Main Road, Bunyip (Gippsland), 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Register Here

Tuesday 6 June 2017

St Lawrence Primary School,

93A Capesthorne Drive, Derrimut, 6.30pm -7.30pm

In addition to students & families of the school, we invite all community members to attend.

Register Here

Sunday 16 July 2017 CERES Community Environment Park
Stewart St & Roberts St Brunswick East, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Register Here

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre, 

1070 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Register Here

September 2017 Eastern Suburbs Date & venue to be announced!
October 2017 Western Regional Victoria Date & venue to be announced!
November 2017 Western Suburbs Date & venue to be announced!
December 2017 Northern Regional Victoria Date & venue to be announced!
February 2018 Southern Suburbs Date & venue to be announced!
March 2018 Northern Suburbs Date & venue to be announced!
April 2018 Southern Regional Victoria Date & venue to be announced!
May 2018 Gippsland Date & venue to be announced!
June 2018 Melbourne CBD Date & venue to be announced!

  *Please note venue location update & time change

 

Wildlife Victoria Education Program

We also offer our RACV Wild Bytes - Stories From Your Backyard program to schools an alternative education session which aims to involve families and wider communities with helpful tips about helping wildlife in your own backyard.  This shorter and free session will generally take place after school-hours to allow for families to join in the discussion.

 

Please get in contact with us if you would like to register your interest for us to visit your community or school by contacting Zaylee from the WV team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 


 

Wildlife Victoria's Kid's Quiz Answers

1. C) If you see injured, sick or orphaned wildlife

2. C) One

3. A) In case it is a female and has a joey

4. B) It has a long brushy tail

5. A) Insectivores

6. C) 40km / hour

7. B) Puggle

8. C) Dawn & Dusk

9. A) Crested Pigeon

10. A) There is a current study tracking their movements in Melbourne

11. C) 18cm long

12. A) 24 hours