After being postponed due to COVID-19 in 2020, the Hands Healing the Land – Boodja Moort Kaardijin Community Science Conferenc ewas held in March 2021 at the Keiran McNamara Conservation Science Centre and proved to be a great success.
The sold-out event was organised in collaboration with SERCUL, Perth NRM and DBCA and attracted over 100 attendees, who learnt from 18 different speakers from all walks of ecological restoration, natural resource management and environmental education.
Keynote speakers included Felicity Bradshaw (CSIRO), Associate Professor Rachel Standish (Murdoch University), and Whadjuk/Balladong man Oral McGuire (Gundi Consulting).
In the afternoon, the audience were invited to participate in an interactive panel discussion by submitting feedback and questions via Mentimeter software, collaboratively discussing current challenges in caring for our flora and fauna, as well as changes needed for the future. Craig Miskell from CAM graphics volunteered to capture the key concepts of the conference via live drawings, which can be viewed alongside the abstracts and video of all, so head on over to (re)watch any of the presentations.