After the success of the Noosa Biosphere Community Days 2010 and 2011, biosphere volunteers are planning to repeat that same grass roots approach and present a larger scale Festival on Sunday 16 September 2012.
Now in its third year, the signature event of Noosa Biosphere Ltd - the Noosa Biosphere Festival - will be held at Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, having outgrown the original venue at Noosa Woods.
This free family event will offer a host of activities and entertainment throughout the day. This year's program includes a very funny children's performance entitled “Sunshine Coast Trees’ Got Talent”, written and performed by pre-service education students from CQUniversity Noosa. Information about local native trees is shared as Gum Tree, She-Oak and Ti-tree battle it out to take out the most talented tree title in this humorous take-off of a reality television competition. For those seeking active adventure, Noosa Sea Scouts will be offering canoe trips around Goat Island.
Mr Tony Haslam, one of the key organisers of the event, says that since the Noosa Biosphere Reserve was declared in September 2007, the six volunteer community sector boards have worked hard behind the scenes developing policies and management plans.
“To mark the anniversary of that declaration, we invite the community to join us in celebrating the special qualities of our community and environment that make up our biosphere,” says Tony.
“Many local groups have worked tirelessly for many years supporting community well-being and demonstrating innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable development—we wish to recognise and applaud those efforts,” he added.
In addition, the Noosa Biosphere Festival organisers invite the community to become involved in the continuing development of the biosphere as a culturally creative and ecologically, economically and socially sustainable place.
This will be an opportunity for the community to learn more about what goes on in the biosphere and to support, stimulate and get involved in the vibrant future of our area.
A key theme for the day will be ‘The Importance of Place’, and a speakers’ tent will be providing a platform for some of our community elders to provide commentary on what the Noosa Biosphere Reserve means to them, and how it has enabled individual and group achievements.
Other free family activities will include live music, workshops, and sustainability information, with over 70 community and environmental groups and performers taking part.
To keep the children entertained there will be free face painting, a giant tug of war, an interpretive native animal display, a hands-on weaving workshop and much more happening throughout the day.
What: Noosa Biosphere Festival – a community celebration
When: 10 am – 3 pm
Sunday 16 September 2012
Where: Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
Car parking will be available adjacent to the Festival venue, at
For more information, or to get involved see: http://www.noosabiosphere.org.au/events/biosphere-day-2012More >>