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CAUL Hub Melbourne Pollinator Hunt and Christmas Party 2017

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Westgate Park

93-125 Todd Road

Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

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Dear Melbourne-based CAUL researchers,

To celebrate the end of the year and the mid way point of the CAUL Hub we intend to go searching for blue-banded bees and other insect pollinators in Westgate Park's pollinator observatories, followed by a BBQ lunch and Kris Kringle (with a twist!)

Please join us in Westgate Park as we help Luis (©Blue Banded Bee photo above), Sarah, Holly and Blythe find a range of pollinators and Cathy find the elusive blue-banded bee.

If you can’t join us for the field work, then please join us for the BBQ lunch afterwards. Please RSVP by COB on Friday 15 December for catering purposes.


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Pollinator Hunt

9:30am – Meet at the University of Melbourne at the taxi rank on Grattan Street (between Swanston and Cardigan Streets) to catch a Maxi Taxi to Westgate Park, or make your own way there to arrive at the gazebo at Westgate Park by 9:45am.

10am to 12pm – Field Work!

Please wear comfortable summer clothes, covered shoes, and a hat, and bring sunscreen and a water bottle.


BBQ Christmas Lunch

12pm - Meet at the University of Melbourne at the taxi rank on Grattan Street (between Swanston and Cardigan Streets) to catch a Maxi Taxi to Westgate Park, or make your own way there to arrive by 12:30

12:30pm to 2:30pm – CAUL Christmas BBQ and Kris Kringle

CAUL will provide BBQ foods, bread, salad, sushi, and some desserts. Dietary requirements will be catered for, so please let us know your preferences! Please BYO drinks and a picnic blanket.


Kris Kringle

This is not your usual Secret Santa!

There are no names drawn out of hats, and no chasing down friends and colleagues of your giftee to try and find out what they like. Instead, if you want to participate just bring a wrapped gift on the day (budget $20).

After lunch, everyone who brought along a gift gathers round. The first person gets to pick and unwrap any of the gifts. The second person picks one of the remaining gifts, or steals the first person’s unwrapped gift (who then gets another turn at picking a wrapped gift, but cannot immediately steal back the gift that was just stolen from them). The third person picks one of the remaining gifts, or steals one of the unwrapped gifts. And so on until the last person, who gets to either pick the last wrapped gift or steal from any of the other players.

The only real rule is that you can’t steal back a gift that was stolen from you. If your gift is stolen however, you can steal from someone else, who can steal from someone else… It pays to not get too attached to a gift you’ve picked up!

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Westgate Park

93-125 Todd Road

Port Melbourne, VIC 3207

Australia

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