Living Wildlife Aware
Welcome to a community blog where we can share ideas on how we can live sustainably with our wildlife.
Just small changes to our every day habits make big differences to the amazing wildlife we share our back yard with. We are so lucky, particularly in the Redlands to be surrounded by wildlife that we sometimes take for granted. Whether it be a koala sitting in a gum tree in the school oval, birds chirping in the backyard or dolphins frolicking in the waters of Morten Bay. We want future generations to be able to experience this too!
Living Wildlife Aware Enjoy our active face book group
Spread the word and be rewarded when you see what is in your own backyard!
Wildlife, Video skills and prizes! During 2014, I had the pleasure, with a team of volunteers, to inspire children to learn video skills, connect with wildlife and enter the WPSQ Bayside Cicada Awards for 2014. Over 150 children participated in our Living wildlife Aware filming workshops. The experience for myself, volunteers and participants was so rewarding.
Most importantly our wildlife will benefit most as the community sees short films created by youth portraying their concerns for our wildlife’s future.
Cicada Awards continue the call in 2016
WPSQ Bayside CICADA AWARDS rewards youth who use film to share their wildlife concerns
These awards are open for students to make a video on a wildlife issue close to their heart. The student who makes the best video will win $1000. The success of 2015 Cicada Awards has encouraged organisers to broaden the entries levels and prizes for 2016. Stay tuned on the Cicada Awards for latest information!
WPSQ Bayside CICADA AWARDS for 2015
For more information check out Cicada Awards
WPSQ Bayside CICADA AWARDS for 2014
Over 150 people packed the Cleveland District State High School Performing Arts Centre in December for the Premiere Screening of Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch’s (WQ Bayside) Cicada Awards 2013-2014 as the audience was treated to what WQ Bayside described as 15 of the best student environmental films of all time.
Guest Speaker was internationally renowned film maker David Hannah, Director Plankton Productions & founder of Ocean Ark Alliance who donated, presented three special ocean-themed Awards. Alex Baltais WPSQ representative came to share her commitment to this project. Our MC will be Redlands Councillor Paul Bishop, supporter of Redlands Arts community committee member and conservation supporter. Some entrants were awarded cameras donated by Julie Geldard of VidPicPro who, with assistance from RCC’s Conservation Grant, conducted Film & Editing Workshops which assisted some entrants with their films.
You can view the Cicada Awards entrants and Prizes on Wildlife Queensland website.
Here is a taste of the quality of entrants:
1st Prize winners: Sadie Caynes-Henry & Lily Matheson for
“Everything you always wanted to know about Koalas”
Tip! Just click playlist or next button to view all the videos from here or visit the WPSQ Bayside Branch Website
Please see how easy it is to enter Cicada Awards, and be inspired by the quality of film making. I am just amazed by the great ideas, high standard of filming and messages each film portrays.
The call is out! We want YOU to enter the Cicada Awards in 2016.
How to make a film using a story board
Previous entrant Emily said. “The more students that enter the Cicada Awards competition, the more that awareness can be directed to our environment, through a medium that is assured to turn heads and keep them fixed. I can’t endorse this program”
In 2014 our local workshops on filming and editing were supported by Bayview State School, Cleveland State High School, Indigiscapes, Kindilan and Russel Island State School which involved over 150 children participating and feeling inspired to enter the WPSQ Cicada Awards.
We all would like to thank Martin and crew from Geckoes Wildlife for providing us with the best models. Participants will now be coming up with their ideas for a conservation issue for their video entry, creating their story board, filming and preparing for the fun of editing. Filming Workshops Magic moments while children had their cameras up close to Geckoes Wildlife:
Use our Editing Video Tutorials by Sean McKay to master tips on how to edit your footage to create a strong video.
How to Edit a Video using Windows
How to Edit a Video using Mac
Contact Julie Geldard for assistance to finalise your Cicada Award Entry.
Our wildlife is Unique and AWESOME. Join us to tell the community how easily we can all LIVE with Awareness and Preserve our Wildlife for future generations to enjoy too. Links for Entry forms