What’s happening this month?
Friday July 22 – Saturday July 23: EarthSong’s Annual Symposium
Celebrating the Life of Insects
“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos” – Edward O Wilson
It’s our most important event of the year, and a wonderful opportunity to explore the weird, wonderful and absolutely extraordinary insect species that have reigned over our planet for millions of years. Our explorations will cover science, art and music in an Australian context.
One of our keynote speakers is Patrick Honan, manager of Live Exhibits at Melbourne Museum. Patrick has spent over 30 years studying insects across the world, and was instrumental in bringing the Lord Howe Island stick insect back from the brink of extinction.
Harry Nankin, another of our keynote speakers, is an Australian photographic artist and educator, whose works have been showcased at the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and the Nevada Museum of Art. He focuses on the speculative ‘space’ between wonder and tragedy. Read more about Harry here.
Friday 22nd July 7.30pm-9.30pm and Saturday 23rd July 10.00am-3.00pm at The Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville. Cost: $45 for both sessions/Friday evening $15/Saturday $30. Please register through our website here, or by emailing email@example.com. All are welcome: We look forward to seeing you there!
eNotes July 2016
Reconnecting with Nature through poetry: Poetrees
In this urban labyrinth of concrete towers, asphalt and exhaust, we sometimes find ourselves scarily disconnected from the natural world, forgetting that as human beings, we are simply a part of Nature and her wonders. Poetrees helps each of us to reconnect with Nature by capturing our thoughts about the trees that are special to us in poems, and sharing them with the wider community. Click here to watch a beautiful video about what Poetrees is all about, or upload a poem about your favourite tree by visiting the Poetrees website!
EarthSong’s programs for 2016 are now available. As always, we are offering a broad range of seminars, reflection days, nature walks, reading circles and retreats throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to attend any one of our programs, which seek to foster a deepened, more meaningful, relationship with the earth and wider universe. We emphasise reflection, appreciation for the beauty of nature and exploration of the greater mysteries.
Our Journal goes digital!
We are excited to announce that our biannual journal is now available in digital and print form. Please click here if you would like to subscribe to the journal or purchase a previous edition.
EarthSong is now on Facebook!
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