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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA: The SIXTEEN LEGS Enter the Cave Exhibition heads to Naracoorte in South Australia as part of the biennial conference of the Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association (ACKMA). It will be open to the public at various times, working around the schedule of the conference. Read more details via the Exhibition Flyer or via the Naracoorte Lucindale Council. For more information on the SIXTEEN LEGS project, including links to the artists' decriptions of their own works, CLICK HERE.

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SUPPORT OUR WORK: Our beautiful SIXTEEN LEGS books are hot off the presses. Orders are already supporting a student scholarship to undertake further research into cave environments.  SIXTEEN LEGS: A Visit to the Queen of the Dark showcases the production art developed for the project, which weaves the science of the story into a dark fairytale suitable for younger audiences. The book also includes an explanation of the science, an essay from NEIL GAIMAN on his connection to Tasmania and the project, and the history of the Bookend program.  SIXTEEN LEGS: Kinky Love showcases Joe Shemesh's award-winning cinematography in all its glory, as well as the background to the creation of the Enter the Cave Exhibition and the student works it includes. Ordering information, including a discount on buying both books together can be found at www.sixteenlegs.com

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NEW WEBSITE: The Bookend Trust is pleased to announce the upgrade of our online education portal at www.expeditionclass.com - visit the new page and see what we have planned for the year ahead!

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SUPPORT US AND WIN

The above link will take you to the Sixteen Legs fundraiser, where you can purchase related products, or DONATE to support the project. If fundraising exceeds the threshold, you will automatically be entered into the draw with one chance per $ spent to be flown to Tasmania from anywhere around the globe to spend time with Bookend patron NEIL GAIMAN, to be a part of the filming of SIXTEEN LEGS, and to experience Tasmania’s unique wilderness, animals and tourist sights. FIND OUT MORE


RECENT EVENTS: 

The Bookend Trust’s FREE annual public presentation night will be held at 7pm on Weds, 26 November 2014 at the Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS (Churchill Avenue). This will include an encore showing of Joe Shemesh's award-winning cinematography that has previously been seen at the world-famous Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canada and the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival in Launceston, where it co-premiered on the same day earlier this month. As well as showcasing Joe’s outstanding footage, the evening will also present works from upcoming Tasmanian students, including Sophie Ambler (Clarence) and Julia Parker (Smithton), who have won Antarctic flights as a result of their achievements. If you want to see this, and hear about the big year we’ve had supporting Tasmanian students, please RSVP either to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it OR via the Facebook event page to reserve a space.

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16 LEGS: SPIDER LOVE,   a behind-the-scenes glimpse of SIXTEEN LEGS, shared a dual-hemisphere global premiere in Australia and Canada on 9 November at the Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival in Launceston, Tasmania, and the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in Alberta, Canada.

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The biennial National Conference of the AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION was in Hobart on 2-4 November, the first time in 17 years, and Bookend was there with parts of the SIXTEEN LEGS Enter the Cave Exhibition and a presentation from Andrew Hughes and Cave ART students.

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SIXTEEN LEGS: ENTER THE CAVE EXHIBITION:

Rosny Barn, launching 5pm, 15 August, then open 16-24 August - FREE EVENT 

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 ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA - NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK SPECIAL LECTURE:

Royal Society Room, TMAG, 8pm on 5 August - FREE EVENT

More information      Event flyer

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Do you have an interest in copyright issues and the use of online resources in the digital world? Bookend is pleased to host a presentation on these topics next Friday (27 June) from 2pm to 5pm at the IMAS Waterfront Building in Hobart


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Coastal Waste Project presentations/workshops

 

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UPDATES: Since the start of 2014, our regular updates have been provided via the following website and social media links.

For regular updates, see our Expedition Class page (daily updates during expedition periods), the Lynchpin page, and for the most frequently updated information "BookendTrust" (no space) on Facebook,   Twitter and YouTube. An additional Facebook group is also available for those wanting to help in more detail.

 

 


 

Haven't had enough? Check back on our old update format in our 2013 year summary, mid 2013 update, mid-2012 update and our achievements in 2011. Links from these pages will take you back even further if you want!
 

SAMPLE STORIES: Students can win a flight over Antarctica or a Southern Ocean wilderness cruise; watch the video of the Thailand-Tasmania exchange; relive the VOLCANO LAND experience; see the results of the My My Maria expeditions and App production; follow our blog from Nepal; catch up with Lynchpin, Redmap and the Three Peaks race; a special gift from Doctor Who to Dunalley Primary; Andrew launches the ABC Giving Tree; Bookend meets The Phantom of the Opera; and various other achievements and events!

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The Bookend program works because people in a variety of professions donate their time, expertise and resources to make it happen. These people range from biologists to engineers to artists to designers to editors to writers to builders to photographers to IT experts and more. Whatever your field, there is something you can do to help inspire students of all ages with their future and positive environmental work. Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Be Involved today!


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The Bookend program seeks to inspire students and the community with the potential of building positive and effective environmental careers and solutions.

We achieve this through a diverse range of projects, including scholarships, documentaries, school visits, public presentations, on-ground field courses and the award-winning Expedition Class adventure learning program.

 Bookend is funded through the time, energy and donations of private individuals concerned about building a positive and co-operative environmental future for our students and community. We welcome the feedback and comment of anyone prepared to Be involved!


Have you seen our ads and want to know more about what we do? Here's the starters' guide!

 
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