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Land Leaders (Yr 10-12)

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Dates: 3/12/2021 – 5/12/2021

Land Leaders is an extension camp for young people in Yr 10 -12 on the Far South Coast of NSW. It is particularly targeted towards fire-affected students who are studying Agriculture, Geography, Earth and Environmental Science or related sciences, and are interested in learning more about designing for fire-retardance, assessing fuel loads and fire protection strategies (Bega Valley Shire students will have priority – 22 places available).
Land Leaders pulls together scientific and community knowledge developed at the Crossing through the formation of the Badja Edge Fire Roads Groups. Young people who attend the Land Leaders camp will leave with new eyes for the natural environment of the Far South Coast, a greater understanding of the role fire plays in the ecosystem, and a deeper understanding of the myriad ways human landscapes can be designed for fire-retardance.
The Camp starts 4.30pm Tuesday September 28th at Greendale Farm at the end of Green Tyrells Rd in Coolagolite and finishes at 1.30pm on Thursday 30th September at the Bermagui Bridge Boat Ramp. Full scholarship support to attend is provided by the Bega Valley Shire Community Fund and the Cobargo Community Bushfire Relief Fund.  Contact dean@thecrossingland.org.au with any questions you may have.
The camp starts on Greendale dairy farm with an evening bushwalk to a remote tent camp and a night of stories by the campfire. From the remote camp, we will walk to The Crossing via the edge of the Badja Fire and assess the fire-affected areas and how the ecosystem is recovering. This will also include time to look at fire-retardant plants which coped well with the blaze. At the camp young people will look at design for sustainability, fire preparedness and protection. In the afternoon we will add to the fire-retardant shelterbelts being planted at The Crossing to slow fire winds and retard ember spread.
Students are asked to bring an aerial photo from google earth of their own place or their nearest showground or recreation area to experiment with their fire retardant design ideas based on what they have seen at the Crossing and elsewhere. Wednesday night students stay in a train carriage bunkhouse. On Thursday the group returns by canoe to Bermagui for a 1.30pm finish at the Bermagui bridge boat ramp.
Since July 2020 The Crossing has been working with support from the Bermagui RFS and SES to facilitate fire road group discussions. Many experiences have been shared at these gatherings and many fire preparedness actions and design ideas have come from the people who have attended. This workshop builds on those learnings as well as research into long term wind data in the Bega Valley Shire, Australian and international shelterbelt design and Australian fire retardant plant information.

Inclusions
All meals provided.

Venue Location
The Crossing Land Education Trust, 392 Nutleys Ck Rd Bermagui
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Refund Policy

Deposits are transferable for cancellations made more than 30 days in advance of program dates, less an administration charge of 20%. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice are liable for the full charge.  Part refunds will only be considered before the program starts for circumstances covered by a medical certificate.  If a participant has to end their adventure early for any reason, a refund will not apply. Participants may be permitted to join the program next year if they are eligible or transfer to another program of equivalent or greater value.

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Refund Policy

Deposits are transferable for cancellations made more than 30 days in advance of program dates, less an administration charge of 20%. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice are liable for the full charge.  Part refunds will only be considered before the program starts for circumstances covered by a medical certificate.  If a participant has to end their adventure early for any reason, a refund will not apply. Participants may be permitted to join the program next year if they are eligible or transfer to another program of equivalent or greater value.

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