Resources for YACCA Members

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Mon 8th March: PUBLIC HOLIDAY - no YACCA

Tues 9th March: CFS bushfire safety talk during YACCA sessions with Beth Pfeiffer, past YACCA member.

March: Recycling workshop with Judy from WEC Boomerang Bags sewing group.

Mon 12th April, school holidays: FREE first aid training for age 13+ with Red Cross at Aldinga Beach! Requires prior online learning with no cost to you guys. Requires RSVP. More details later!

Identification sheets

We frequently use field ID sheets from Landscapes SA Education - Plants and Animals.

NatureMaps

NatureMaps is an initiative of the Department for Environment and Water that provides a common access point to maps and geographic information about South Australia's natural resources in an interactive online mapping format. I highly recommend using these for assignments or working out what species live in a conservation park near you (hint: try using 'flora tools' or 'fauna tools' and click 'create a simple species list'. Then choose 'DEWNR reserve' for conservation parks etc... if you need help contact their support team or email us!).

Merch!

Alex has designed a YACCA logo on Redbubble - you can have it on whatever you like! A Classic T-shirt, a Hoodie or even a bag or stylish socks! Have a look at his designs and items you can have it on and see if you'd like to sport some YACCA merch around the place :)

iNaturalist

iNaturalist is an app to record observations in nature and get a crowdsourced identification. All you have to do is take a photo of a plant, fungi or animal and fill in the fields (e.g. time, date, location, size, habitat etc) and have a go at identifiying it. If you're not sure, not a worry because the iNaturalist community of experts will suggest identifications.

"Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe."

Wild Orchid Watch also feeds data into iNaturalist: another cool app to have on standby!

ID books we regularly use

(available for borrowing or purchase at the Willunga Environment Centre)

  • Mangroves to Mallee
  • It's Blue with 5 Petals by Ann Prescott (second edition)
  • Willunga Birds
  • Wildlife of Greater Adelaide by James I.D. Smith

Junior Ranger activity sheets

Check out Parks Victoria's Junior Ranger - Make and Do page - full of activities for holidays like puzzles, colour-ins, coastal activity ideas, insights into specific species: lots of interesting things to have a go at!

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