The Wild Mountains Trust is an independent, community focussed, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation.

The Trust has acquired land south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park for a nature reserve and venue for education. On this magnificent site a world class Centre is being built. Here, using the unique purpose-built residential facility, quality experiential environmental education for the whole community will be provided.

In subtropical and eucalypt forests participants will have the opportunity to discover an amazing natural world. At the same time Wild Mountains can reinforce its educational programs with examples of renewable power generation.

UP COMING EVENTS

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JANUARY 2018 8-14 ANNUAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

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Recent News

Published:
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Every now and then from a magic spot comes out a magic moment...

"The earth is a circle, a cycle of life, all things are connected and so am I,
Look around and you will see that every-thing living has it’s own great beauty,
if it’s from the smallest of ants to the big blue whale,
you will find that the world never fails,
but if we keep on doing what we do, the world will die and so will you,
so stop polluting and all that other hullaballoo,
‘cause I don’t want to die and neither do you,
help the earth like earthkeepers do and you will find what’s right for you"

Celeste Noosa Pengari Steiner March 2014

Published:
Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Studying Communications and Journalism, coming to Wild Mountains was never a possibility I thought would actually happen. I was extremely nervous to head out into the bush and get my hands dirty, something I am not very used to. However upon arriving to the mountain I was immediately taken back by the warmth and friendliness of the volunteers that have dedicated most of their lives educating others on the importance of Australia’s natural landscape and conservation. I had no idea about how solar heating could save not only thousands of dollars but preserve water and energy generation. Replanting red cedar and fig trees, weeding lantana, watering mango plants and using a drill were all apart of the fun and something that I found really interesting. Hopefully I can pass on everything I have been taught to others. It is not all hard work though, at night the camp site turns into a place with delicious food (usually fruits and vegetables cleverly recycled from other nights), friendly banter, laughing and a good old game of cards (which to everyones surprise I ended up winning)....

Published:
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Three weeks, three Earthkeeper Camps and it all seems to have gone by in a blur. But we did get great reviews from the teachers and the kids. 

 

Noosa Pengari Steiner have been coming for years and have taken Earthkeepers to heart. The program now appears embedded into their curriculum. It was great to have Sarah Ellis back again with this years grade 5s. The school’s new camp coordinator Andre Vogel also came along to check us out and seemed very impressed even discussing the possibility of exploring more collaborative efforts with Wild Mountains and the school in the future. We are very keen for this to happen especially if we can follow up with their students in their senior years.

 

And as for the kids, well they just seemed to love it.  Early morning walks, climbing trees and embracing life and then down to the business of enjoying the journey of learning the secret meanings to becoming an Earthkeeper. 

Following on from Noosa,...

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