Contemporary Approaches to Land Management and Biodiversity

When: July 25th, 2017
3.30pm-5.30pm

Where: Recreation House: conference room,
Westerfolds Park, Templestowe


Tired of teaching the same old examples of land management and biodiversity in your Outdoor Environmental Studies (OES) course? Want to stay up to date with the latest approaches within the industry? This session is for you!

Join Josh Ambrosy and a panel of experts in the land management and biodiversity fields who will guide you through the innovative approaches Victorian land management agencies are using in their day to day operations.

The panel will:

  • help you to better understand the OES course.
  • Provide interesting and unique examples to draw upon, to help you improve the quality of your student’s exam responses.

This event will be the best 2 hours you invest in your OES course this year.

Don’t miss out only 30 places available!

Full price only $60 +GST

  • Use code SchoolAff: if your school or organisation is an OV affiliate member – receive 15% discount off full price
  • Use code FullStudent: if you are a Full Time Student –(Must show proof at entry) – receive $20 off full price

The panel will include:

Dr Marissa Parrott

Dr Marissa Parrott

Zoos Victoria

Marissa Parrott is the Reproductive biologist for Zoos Victoria, working across Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Zoo and a variety of field locations. Her role is to improve reintroduction and captive breeding success, and lead reproductive and behavioural research projects.

Marissa brings with her more than 15 years’ experience in wildlife field work, five years working in molecular genetics laboratories and 12 years working on captive breeding programs. She also has been involved in a variety of research and conservation programs across Australia, Asia, Africa and the Americas and her current role has a strong focus on endangered native marsupial, rodent and frog species to aid Zoos Victoria’s commitment that no Victorian terrestrial vertebrate species will go extinct.

Nick Jansen

Nick Jansen

Parks Victoria, Acing Area Chief Ranger Northern Peninsula

Born in Tasmania. Nick studied Natural Environment Management at University of Tasmania. He then worked in Mt Field, Freycinet National Parks, moved to Fraser Island to work as a tour guide, then moved to Melbourne and started work with Parks Victoria.

Nick has worked as Parks Victoria’s Education Manager, Area Chief Ranger for Northern Peninsula and is currently Regional Manager Community Engagement and Partnerships for Melbourne Division.

Josh Ambrosy

Josh Ambrosy

Josh has a wide range of experience teaching and coordinating Outdoor Education in schools. Combined with Josh’s experience in schools he has also completed his Masters of Education including a thesis examining ‘Teachers’ perceptions of Outdoor Education in the Victorian Curriculum’.  Josh is also completing his PhD through Deakin University, for his doctoral research he is focusing on Overseas Learning Experiences in Victorian schools.