Visitors watched bees in their hive panel, held an eagle and a python, patted a dingo and koala and made terrariums among many other activities at The University of Western Australia's annual environmental festival yesterday.
EnviroFest provides opportunities to learn more about the natural environment and discover the latest sustainable initiatives on campus. Activities ranged from environmental quizzes to wind turbine demonstrations to . Festival-goers were invited to make flowers from weird and wonderful upcycled materials and add their creations to a growing "flower bed" display.
Staff and students from UWA's Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) project explained why zero emission cars are the future of sustainable urban transport while those from the Oceans Institute talked about their research into microplastics - a new and challenging threat to sustainability.
Scientists from the Centre of Integrative Bee Research discussed how they are working with beekeepers to help Western Australia's honeybees survive. Their honeycomb panel of live bees and honey samples also proved popular.
Dismantle Bike Doctor provided free health checks and fixes for bikes, while providing advice on bike maintenance.
EnviroFest is a collaborative initiative between UWA and its Student Guild.