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Kallista teen fights for possums

18 Oct 11 @ 07:00am by Alex Munro http://free-press-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/kallista-teen-fights-for-possums/ A KALLISTA teenager is leading a campaign to save the endangered Leadbeater’s possum. Elly Robertson, 14, is one of three teenagers from the eastern suburbs that make up the Help the Endangered Leadbeater’s Possum group. “We try to help in every respect we can, whether it’s habitat regeneration, attending to feeding stations at Lake Mountain, or raising awareness,” said Elly, who founded the group after learning how Black Saturday had decimated the species. Elly said it was sometimes difficult balancing the ...

Devoted to Leadbeaters possum plight

7 Sep 11 @ 06:00am by Alex Munro http://lilydale-yarra-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/devoted-to-possum-plight/ THE fight for survival for the Leadbeater’s possum is being waged by three teenagers from Melbourne’s east. The trio comprise the Help the Endangered Leadbeater’s Possum group and - despite being aged only 14 and 15 - are doing everything they can to help the endangered possum. “We try to help in every respect we can - whether it’s habitat regeneration, attending to feeding stations at Lake Mountain or raising awareness,” said Elly, who founded the group after learning of how Black Saturday decimated the ...

Quartet give HELPing hands

http://www.starnewsgroup.com.au/story/88601 FOUR young minds are taking the world by storm. The HELP (Helping Endangered Leadbeater’s Possums) team will not only present their year-long project at the International Future Problem Solving Conference in Wisconsin – they will be featured in Network Ten’s science program Scope. The team, Elly Robertson (from Kallista), Luke McConnell (Berwick) and Emerald’s Ellie and Mollie Travica, have worked hard since the bushfires to save the critically endangered species. They recently submitted an application for a community grant for habitat revegetation at Yellingbo. Elly said their school project ...

TV goes wild for Beaconhills College teens

http://pakenham-cardinia-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/tv-goes-wild-for-beaconhills-college-teens/ SAVING an endangered marsupial has led this team to stardom. Four students from Beaconhills College appeared on Channel 10’s science program Scope last Friday as part of their Helping Endangered Leadbeater’s Possums crusade. It was their second television cameo since the group - Kallista’s Elly Robertson, Berwick’s Luke McConnell and Emerald’s Ellie and Mollie Travica - was formed early last year. As reported in the Leader, the team also featured on the network’s Totally Wild show at the Yellingbo National Conservation Reserve in ...

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 ...

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 ...