5 results for month: 02/2010


Totally Wild Episode

The H.E.L.P girls recently spent a day with Parks Victoria Ranger Jo Antrobus and Healesville Sanctuary Threatened Species Keeper Paula Watson. They were filming an episode of the popular Channel 7 wildlife program Totally Wild in the Yellingbo State Faunal Conservation Reserve.  

Special deal for special possums

By Tania Martin 2nd June 2009 FOUR hills friends are again doing their bit to make a difference. Twins Ellie and Mollie Travica of Emerald, Kallista's Elly Robertson and Emma Falconberg, of Berwick, are helping to save the endangered Leadbeater's possum. But they are not strangers to campaigning for worthy causes. Last October the girls made the finals in the Macquarie Bank Future Problem Solving Program with their bid to raise awareness for kids in East Timor. The Beaconsfield College students formed a group called YES (Youth for East Timor Squad) to highlight the plight of the school, 20 De Septembro. In the last year of the East Timor ...

It’s mission possum

BERWICK AND PACKENHAM DISTRICT JOURNAL A DWINDLING population of Leadbeater's possums has prompted a group of Beaconhills College students to lend a helping hand. The 12- and 13-year-old girls from Beaconhills' Village Campus in Berwick formed HELP - Helping Endangered Leadbeater's Possums - to rejuvenate the possum's natural habitat and to raise awareness of its demise. The possum, Victoria's faunal emblem, is critically endangered since Black Saturday's fires destroyed 43per cent of its natural habitat. About 1000 Leadbeater's possums are left in three known colonies - including the Lake Mountain region, where numbers shrank from 100-300 to ...

Hello possums, help’s on the way

Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Gazette; Star News Group FOUR Beaconhills College students are heading overseas to promote their campaign to save Victoria's endangered animal emblem, the Leadbeater's Possum. Emerald twins Ellie and Mollie Travica, Kallista's Elly Robertson and Emma Falkenberg, of Berwick, were recently named grand champions in the 2009 Macquarie Bank Future Problem Solving competition. They have now been invited to the US to compete on the international stage. But Emma Falconberg couldn't go, which led the girls to finding a new teammate. And now Berwick's Luke McConnell is one of the girls. Elly is thrilled to be flying the flag ...

Positive possum tale in the hills

FREE PRESS LEADER ARTICLE A GROUP of hills teenagers are taking their fight to save the leadbeater's possum global. Kallista's Elly Robertson, Berwick's Emma Falkenberg, and Emerald's Ellie and Mollie Travica, have formed a group called HELP - Helping the Endangered Leadbeater's Possum. The group has spent the past couple of months campaigning and raising money to support the declining leadbeater's possum population's fight for survival. The possums were badly affected by February's bushfires, which destroyed more than 75 per cent of their habitat in their colonies near Marysville and Healesville. The Beaconhills College students entered ...