Koala seminar to be held at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Learn more: Speakers will inform the public about local koalas efforts at a seminar next month.
Learn more: Speakers will inform the public about local koalas efforts at a seminar next month.

Koala experts will share their knowledge and passion at a Wild Koala Seminar at Campbelltown Arts Centre next month to celebrate one year since the launch of Campbelltown Council's Koalatown program.

The event on May 5 will feature four speakers who have been working with the local koala population, covering issues like koala health, research and science.

"This is a great opportunity for the community to come and learn directly from experts about the work being done in Campbelltown to understand and protect our local koala colony," Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said.

"Since it began a year ago, Koalatown has been a roaring success in raising awareness among residents and educating people on the things they can do to help protect our local koalas such as responsible dog ownership and slowing down on the road.

"Our Koalatown Schools program has been a great success so far with tree plantings and education programs happening at East Campbelltown Public School and we now have several more schools signed up to the program."

Speakers include:

  • Dr Steve Phillips, Biolink - Campbelltown koala population monitoring
  • Dr Kellie Leigh, Science for Wildlife - Post rehabilitation monitoring and koala scat dog training
  • Associate Professor David Phalen, Koala Health Hub - Our koalas are doing well but there are some threats lurking
  • Dr Ben Moore, Western Sydney University - Untangling the impacts of climate change on koalas