Two Hand Project Inc

I get to met the most AWESOME people!  I am really lucky as I get to help our wildlife and our environment and you know I really have met some amazing everyday people!

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Today after my Beach Clean Up – Bribie Style, I wandered over to the “Shark in a Bus” exhibit next to the Bribie Island Sea Side Museum.

Ok I am not going to lie to you – Dad wanted to go over and check it out.  Seeing a “Shark in a Bus” is not my normal thing I would want to do – but it was worth the trip.  I got to met Paul Sharp.  One of the founders of the Two Hands Project Inc.

He is great.  He is there to help educate us on the plight of the sea birds and our marine animals due to the rubbish our oceans and waterways are filling up with!

When you walk through his museum in a bus, there are a few items that made me go -What The?!? – but the message is a brilliant one.  Please go and have a chat with Paul.  See his shark and other items in his museum.  It is very interesting and join up for the Two Hands Project.  Just 30 minutes, when you can, with your two hands, on a beach collect /pick up the rubbish you see.  Take a photo on your mobile phone and up load it to their Facebook page.   https://www.facebook.com/twohandsproject

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It is a great idea and everyone can help our planet!  Way to go Paul!

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Thank you Martin from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations

Wow I have the BEST work experience!  I love it.  I did have to do the hard work and find it myself, but it was so worth it

I have met Martin from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations a couple of times at different wildlife surveys and workshops.  At the latest one I went to with the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, I got to meet Martin and his favourite Male who was the star of the Quoll Survey workshop.

I mentioned to Martin that I had to find work experience and he laughed and said as long as you don’t mind the drive to my house each day, let me know the details!

Wow I was hooked.  Mum on the other hand had to discover where a place called Closeburn was – A hour and 15 mins away from my home!  It was 5am starts each day but boy was it worth it!

with shane and snakeThe first day I got go handle snakes, lizards and other reptiles at the Under 8′s Day at Raceview Primary School.

 

Day two was a day of learning with Scat and Tracks as the subject, with a presentation at Greening Australia.

Day three was more hands on, with cleaning the enclosures and feeding all the animals.  This was a really fun day with me feeding Quolls, Woof Woof the Barking Owl, and some awesome Tawny Frogmouths.  I had heaps of fun making up the food for the Gliders and Bumpy the Wombat!

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The last day was also fun!  We had to go to a primary school where the kids were learning how to take photos of wildlife!  I got to handle the lizards and frogs!

And this was “Work!”  LOL  I had a ball.  Thank you Martin and all the wonderful staff at Geckoes Wildlife Presentations.  If you want a cool birthday party these guys are the place to check out!  http://www.geckoeswildlife.com.au/pages/gallery_page2.html

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HighTea Wonderful Sponsors!

Madura Tea Excellence in Tea sponsor

Thank you  Madura Excellence in Tea for being our sponsor of the

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Wednesday the 9th of July 2014.

Not only will we be drinking Madura blends but each Goodie Bag will find a lovely surprise to take home.

The Madura Story

Madura is Tamil for ‘Paradise’, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at our Tweed Valley plantation – a sub-tropical garden paradise.

Our paradise comprises in part, 250,000 tea bushes, nestled in a region of pristine rainforests, streams and rivers on the outskirts of Murwillumbah in northern New South Wales. It is here – at Australia’s only sub-tropical tea plantation – that we grow, blend and pack Australia’s leading range of exquisite specialty teas.

Committed to Preserve our Ecosystem

Madura Cares for our Environment.

We are driven by a promise to protect and preserve our precious ecosystem.  Another wonderful choice to support a Australian Made and Owned Tea.

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ZOO RUN – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Can you fly faster than a Rainbow Lorikeet?

Run like a Emu?

Out-waddle a Wombat?

Here’s your opportunity! Introducing our first ZOO RUN for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Yes, that’s right, a ZOO RUN is a fun run where you’ll run through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you are a serious athlete – take on the 5 kilometre challenge!  This course is NOT for the faint hearted or unfit!  We have some very Steep Hills, narrow windy bush track with awesome obstacles and challenges for the single runner.

Not so serious? No worries, how about a 2 kilometre family fun run / walk. You can even dress-up if you are that way inclined! We’ll even have a prize for best-dressed entrant / team!

This unique event will take place on Sunday 23rd November 2014, starting at 6:30am and finishing by 8:00am. Yes – you’ll be in there before the crowds, so the zoo will be nice and quiet (just you and a couple of hundred other competitors!!!)

Of course, the ZOO RUN will be a fundraiser for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital so you will be getting sweaty for a good cause!

We’ll need sponsors and supporters to get this organised, so please give us a call if you want to help this awesome event. We’ll also need some volunteers!

You will need to go on line and register for the ZOO RUN -  we will use Register Now so please see the link below

Prices are  only  $50 per participant for the 5 km run, or $40 per participant for the 2 km family fun run / walk.

Riding in a pram or stroller is not permitted on the 5km bush track.  If you are taking bub out to enjoy the beauty of Currumbin please join in on the 2km paved path way.  There might still be a few bumps and hills along the way, so be ready for it!  Children aged 3 and under are also FREE!!!

To register follow this link to REGISTER NOW!

 

Win by becoming the days BIGGEST Fundraiser!

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We will be doing the highest fundraiser  for 2014 so looking for a fantastic sponsor so help get everyone motivated!

The highest fundraiser will win a fantastic mini holiday at Noosa Crest

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 2 nights accommodation in a 3 bedroom apartment at Noosa Crest!

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So please go to Everyday Hero and register as a ZOO RUN Currumbin Wildlife Hospital runner to help raise more money to save our sick and injured wildlife

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Twinnies

Twinnies Open Day – 18th May 2014

Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue is one of our favourite charities – a genuine family who really care for our wildlife and give all they have to rescuing and rehabilitating a wide range of animals (not just birds!)

Sunday 18th of May was originally our car rally and Twinnies was to be one of the many stops along the way. Unfortunately our insurance increased to the point that we would be raising more money for the insurance company than we would have been for wildlife!

So we cancelled the car rally and threw our support behind this awesome charity and we have organised an awesome day of wildlife experiences. This will be a great family fun day, so please come along and say hello to Tegan, Kathy and Wayne at the Wildlife Emergency stand.

Here is an awesome interview with Tegan, Bridget and Paula (with a special Guest, Hugo the Sea Turtle from Healthy Waterways). Andrew from GlassHouseMountainsInfo.com interviewed all of us and was blown away by the twins and their amazing dedication.

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Please help me win a $5000 grant to purchase much need equipment to help save our Wildlife!

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I’ve posted on Sunsuper Dreams and have a chance to win $5,000 to make it come true – http://bit.ly/1jUlfxR

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I am so excited.  I was nominated to go in the running to win a Sunsuper $5000 grant.  I would use this money to purchase much need equipment to help me with the wildlife surveys and studies in the Moreton Bay region.

Since winning the Young Citizen of the Year 2014 for Moreton Bay I have been itching to help my home by raising awareness of the beauty that surrounds the Moreton Bay region.

Sadly it all takes money to purchase the motion sensor cameras etc and as you know, I always give 100% of the profits to the charities I put on events for.

We had to create Wildlife Emergency to help us with our events when other charities that we were fund raising for wouldn’t cover us in their insurances etc.  I am so glad now that even though we had the expense of doing this now I have my own Not For Profit organisation that will help  me save our wildlife and other conservation projects.

Please share and click on the link to cast a vote for me.  You can vote once a day for the whole 30 days.  I am a bit behind as it starts at the beginning of each month.  I feel strange asking for something for my charity, but it will really help us a lot to have the correct equipment.

Thank you

Tegan

 

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Beach Clean Up – Bribie Style

Tegan’s latest environmental activity – Beach Clean Up (Bribie Style).

Never one to do something in a boring way, Tegan and the volunteers will all be wearing bright Hawaiian Shirts – sure to get everyone’s attention and have a bit of fun at the same time!

We’ve been buying heaps of Hawaiian Shirts, brightly coloured Rubbish Bins, Pick-up Sticks, Signs etc to get this Beach Clean Up happening. With all those costs, we’re very grateful to receive a grant from Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc and Healthy Waterways. These guys are awesome!

Also it is not just getting the rubbish off the beaches and out of the waterways, but there is some scientific research going on in the background – everything has to be sorted, counted and weighed and where possible, identify the source of the marine debris.

To launch the new program, Tegan organised her local Minister of Parliament, Lisa France MP and the Environmental Minister, Andrew Powell MP. Check out this awesome interview by Andrew McCarthy-Wood of bridgetobribieisland.com.

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A 14-year-old Bribie Island local is getting her hands dirty in a bid to cleanup the island – Watch the video!.
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Ted E Bare is helping to Save Our Koalas!

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Wow – David Strassman is SO NICE and he LOVES our koalas!  He has Donated a Stage Used TED E BARE to help save our Koalas!

I was lucky enough to meet Mr Strassman last year when he was on tour.  I LOVE Ted E Bare and my parents took me to see him live in Ipswich.

Mr Strassman was very supportive of my fundraising to help our wildlife. He was impressed with my personal goal of raising $100K for conservation.  So when he arrived back in Australia for his tour in Australia  I wrote and asked if he would like to help us find some Koalas in the Wild?

He was wonderful and replied to my email – his first question was “How much money have you raised now?”  He was really please when I told him over $70,000!  Then I asked if he would like to find some wild koalas,  he very quickly replied “Yes lets track down some koalas!”

Mr Strassman has so much knowledge of our wildlife – he knew more facts about birds and koalas than me!  Yikes!

Mr Strassman then did something amazing, he offered to help me reach my goal of $100K by donating a Stage Used Ted E Bare for the charity of my choice!

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I chose to help the  Queensland Koala Crusaders Inc with the funds raised from this auction.  The Queensland Koala Crusaders Inc are working with local and state government to help them purchase suitable land within the Sunshine Coast region to keep our koala population there.  Sadly we will loose these guys in less than 10 years if we don’t stop taking their homes away from them.  The other  2 big threats to our koalas are Dog Attacks and Hit By Cars.

I am so excited.  Please share the link of the Auction for everyone to see.  We are hoping to make over $10,000.00 so fingers crossed.

I hope to see many of my friends at the Sunshine Coast shows!  Please support Ted E Bare Auction and show Mr Strassman that we love our wildlife just as much as he does.

 

 

 

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Tegan Lather has won the Young Citizen of the Year 2014 Australia Day Award

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On Thursday the 23rd of January 2014 Tegan was announced as the Winner of  the Young Citizen of the Year 2014 Australia Day Award for the Moreton Bay Region.

As you can imagine Tegan was over the moon with the recognition she has received by her peers.  Tegan was told by the Mayor Councillor Allan Sutherland that the judging panel voted unanimously for Tegan after reading her story.  They were amazed that in just 3 short years Tegan has raised over $70,000.00 for conservation as well her other projects, such as clean up Australia Day sites, towel drives, out of date medicine drives and locating groups to help in knitting Possum and Kangaroo Pouches for the injured Wildlife in and outside of the Moreton Bay Region.  They were very happy to also hear that Tegan did well in School and regularly received Academic Achievement Awards for her good grades.

Tegan got to join in on celebrating Australia Day at the Moreton Bay Citizenship ceremony.  The Strathpine Community Centre was where Tegan and many others welcomed 150 new Citizens - from all over the world - to live as an Australian Citizen in Moreton Bay area today on Australia Day.

Tegan and Mrs Jane McMillian,  the winner of Citizen of Year 2014 Australia Day Award,  had the honour of cutting the Australia Day Cake for everyone to enjoy.

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Well Done Tegan!  We are very proud of you and all your hard work

Looking forward to a very exciting 2014!

 

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Welcome Ego Pharmaceuticals as our new Platinum Sponsor!

We are so happy to have Ego Pharmaceuticals as a Platinum Sponsor of the ZOO RUN for Sunday the 27th of October 2013!

Our Platinum Sponsor Ego has donated a SunSense Ultra SPF 30+ 125ml Sunscreen* for each participant that enters as well as a prizes on the day!

It is so exciting!

I hope that you will all join me in welcoming Ego Pharmaceuticals and SunSense Ultra to our family.  SunSense  sunscreens provide the highest UV protection* in Australia to help protect all  types of skin from the sun’s potentially harmful UVA and UVB rays. They are developed specifically for Australian  conditions and our outdoor lifestyle.

To learn more on the great benefits of Ego Pharmaceuticals amazing products click on here  SunSense

Thank You

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* AS/NZS 2604:2012; Very High, SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum

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