Please note - First Term starts on Monday 4th February 2019


The first E/S session for 2019 is scheduled for 10am on Wednesday 13th February 2019. A lot of water has passed under the bridge (or not, as the case may be in many areas) since my last session in mid-December, and there has been no drought in regard to environmental issues in the news. I hope to cover at least one of these issues – the million fish kill in the Murray-Darling Basin system – in this first session Any newcomers to these E/S sessions will be most welcome, so please pass on this information to anyone who you think might be interested.


Meantime, here are some articles that may be of interest :


(i)                  What causes algal blooms, and how can we stop them
Michelle Burford                                  The Conversation            10 January 2019

(ii)                From Tibetan weather engineering to Earth insurance, these 15 trends have big implications for bio-diversity in 2019
Mary Hoff & Kaitlyn Kubat                  ENSIA    13 December 2018

(iii)               Marine life typically thrives in the tropics – so why do whales prefer the poles ?
Sarah Marley                                         The Conversation            2 February 2019

(iv)               Insect protein – dish of the day for your environmentally friendly pet
David Gardner & Andrew Salter        The Conversation           31 January 2019

(v)                 Could the [insect] coil be worse than the bite ?
Liam Mannix & Chloe Booker             The Age                             5 January 2019


Dining Out 2018

Venues & Dates

  Second Friday each month at 12.30 pm

Dinners Fourth Saturday each month at 6.00 pm


Please let us know by midday the preceding Thursday so that a booking can be made



 Enquiries regarding these events contact - Joy Green, Acting President – Mobile: 0400 832 778


Further information about the program can be found in the Newsletter or by contacting the U3A office