Find out about upcoming opportunities to learn and engage
22-Oct-19 Birds on Show
Birds are the stars of the rainforest drama. This five month exhibition brings you all the glamour and glitz of our Golden Feather Awards including the best female lead, the best choreographer, the best touring act and the best set designers. Vote in the People's Choice for your favourite bird. Ends 2 February 2020.
24-Nov-19 Breakfast with the Birds: Guided bird walks
October 2019 - February 2020. Morning is the best time for bird watching, so why not join the Sunshine Coast chapter of Birdlife Australia for guided morning bird walks through beautiful Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. The reserve is home to hundreds of species of birds including the spectacular Paradise riflebird, the enigmatic Noisy pitta and the striking Regent bowerbird. BYO binoculars if you have them. After working up an appetite from your morning ramble, why not enjoy breakfast at the Mountain View Cafe?
29-Nov-19 Feathers of the Forest – Maleny Printmakers Art Exhibition
29 November - 15 December 2019. With a diverse variety of birds in the rainforest of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, there is an abundance of inspiration for the independent artists from the Maleny Printmakers to explore. Their exhibition “Feathers of the Forest” will showcase an assortment of these different birds interpreted into handmade fine art prints of varying size, colour and method of printmaking.
18-Dec-19 BioBlitz: The exhibition
19 December 2019 – 12 January 2020. Featuring artwork inspired by our recent award-winning BioBlitz from our creative team as well as creative expressions from participating scientists, this special BioBlitz exhibition is not to be missed.
20-Dec-19 Drawing & watercolour on eco-dyed paper workshop
Spend a mindful morning with BioBlitz artist Leisa Gunton and be inspired by the beautiful rainforest of the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Relax and unwind whilst you lose yourself in creative process and create some beautiful artworks or gifts. Leisa will supply pre-prepared eco-dyed paper for you to enhance and experiment on using watercolours, pens and other mixed media. Suitable for adults and children 10 years and older. All materials supplied. Time: 9am - 12noon Cost: $30 per participant
04-Jan-20 Rainforest Walk with Tim O'Reilly
Tim O’Reilly grew up on his family’s rainforest property in the Gold Coast Hinterland and has been a lifelong bird-lover and watcher so to say he knows a thing or two about birds is an understatement. Join Tim for guided walk through Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and gain a fascinating insight into the private lives of some of our amazing birds. 9.00-10.00am.