Great news and watch this space- the 'Up Close' events will be back again soon, thanks to further funding from the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources!

For now, keep up to date with what’s happening by downloading the 2013 Cross-border SPRING Environmental Events Calendar!

There’s so many great groups and organisations hosting a range of activities throughout the South East South Australia and Victoria’s South West, and we wanted to help spread the word about the opportunities on offer. Working bees, talks, outings, monitoring, training, field days, art exhibitions….you name it, it’s happening in our region.

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Note: you can press “stop slideshow” underneath the images below, and it will stop the images from automatically changing – to give you time to read!

So why not get up close to nature that’s right here, at your back door?


Southern Bell Frog (c)

Does your group/organisation have an upcoming event over the SUMMER months (Dec, Jan, Feb)? Contact the NGT team by THURS 24 OCT for your event to be included in the next calendar.

The 2013 Biodiversity ‘Up Close’ events

NGT along with a host of partners bring you the Biodiversity ‘Up Close’ events – a series of FREE walks, talks and opportunities for you and the family to meet the experts and learn about the amazing things nature offers across the South East of South Australia and Victoria’s South West.

2013 “Up Close” Official Events

For all the details please click on the image above to enlarge or click here for a high quality pdf the 2013 Up Close Events flyer

What is Biodiversity?   Biodiversity is the variety of all living things; the different plants, animals and micro organisms, the genetic information they contain, the ecosystems they form and how they interact and connect with each other and the environment.

Thank you! The ‘Up Close’ events are made possible by funding by the State NRM Community Grants program, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and the support of Natural Resources South East, Forestry SA and various local community groups and organisations.


  • Ken and Mark hit the ABC Radio airwaves 23/08/2013
    Last week Ken and I were called in to fill Becky’s regular environment slot (while she is away) on Stan Thomson’s morning radio program with ABC South East. If you would like to hear a little more about NGT’s latest successful grant applications, or Ken’s update on the Community Nursery Project, tune in here: ABC SE Interview ...
  • NGT success in the SA State NRM Grants! 16/08/2013
    Good news this week, with successful SA State NRM Grants being announced by SA Environment Minister Ian Hunter – please click here for more information on the program or here for the full list of successful projects in the current round. It is great to be able to share with you that Nature Glenelg Trust has been awarded funding ...
  • Cross-border Spring Environmental Events Calendar hot off the press… 12/08/2013
    The new spring cross-border community environmental calendar is now available!  Click here to take you directly to the Environmental Events Calendar page…or look below. Please click here for the high quality pdf electronic version of the SPRING Calendar (3.5 MB) Please click here for a lower quality pdf electronic version of the SPRING calendar (1.7 MB) Note: you can ...
  • A fitting end to the 2013 ‘Up Close’ events: Bugs n Slugs program educates more than 2000 people in a week! 04/07/2013
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  • Life in the Deadwood comes to the Mount Gambier Library this Sunday 23 June! 22/06/2013
    Come for one big day of  Life in the Deadwood activities at the Mount Gambier library this Sunday, which is also the last official event in the 2013 Biodiversity ‘Up Close’ series and apart of the library’s Environment Month activities – click here for the enviro month brochure (1.5 MB) or check out the events ...
  • Witches butter, little pins, and earthstars…..the wonderful world of fungi intrigues & delights 22/06/2013
    Forget the blue whale. A fungus in the USA is the largest organism on the planet, occupying some 2,384 acres (965 hectares) and is estimated to be 2,400 years old (but could be as ancient as 8,650 years!) While nothing that size is found here in South East SA or South West Victoria (that we know ...
  • Fungi, fungi, fungi! Next Wed 5 & Thurs 6 June 31/05/2013
      Next week the Life in the Deadwood events kick off with us delving into the wonderful world of fungi! Three exciting events focused on FUNGI are set to take place next week: What:  Wonderful World of Fungi- Public Talk (no registrations required) with Pam Catcheside, Adelaide Fungal Studies Group When: Wednesday 5 June Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 ...
  • Cross-border Winter Environmental Calendar hot off the press…. 31/05/2013
    The new winter cross-border community environmental calender is now available! Click here for all the info (scroll down the page to see the events)…or look below. Please click here for the high quality pdf electronic version of the WINTER Calendar (2 MB) Please click here for a lower quality pdf electronic version of the WINTER calendar ...
  • ‘Starting From Seed’ Workshops with Neville Bonney coming up this June! 31/05/2013
    Come along to one of these workshops for an introduction to collecting seed and propagating native vegetation for your own property. These workshops are FREE and are supported by Natural Resources South East and Nature Glenelg Trust What: Starting From Seed Workshops – presented by local expert Neville Bonney Where/When:            Carpenter Rocks Hall: Friday 14 June  AND ...
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