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Arts Centre buzzing for World Environment Day

BANKSTOWN Arts Centre will be buzzing with excitement when Doctor Amelie Vanderstock (pictured), known as Amelie Ecology to her fans, bee-dazzles audiences with her Bee Cabaret Show for World Environment Day.

The children’s performer and ecologist educates young people on their important role in our environment through song.
“Pollinators are so important to our beautiful biodiversity, for pollinating our food and are little creatures that help our environment thrive,” Dr Vanderstock said.
“I create music and educational resources for children and families because we are facing intergenerational challenges and we all have a role to play in pollinator conservation.
“I’m really excited to be performing at Canterbury Bankstown World Environment Day because it’s a celebration of how we as an urban community can contribute to conserving biodiversity.”
The centre will be a hive of activity when the free family event takes place this Saturday, June 1, 11am-3pm, with visitors getting up close and personal with possums, frogs, lizards and snakes in an Australian Wildlife Presentation and experience short environmental awareness films from around the world.
A number of information stalls will also be offering up advice, while residents can pick up their free native plants and talk to experts about creating gardens for local wildlife.
The first 100 attendees on the day will receive a free lunch supplied by OzHarvest.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek encouraged the community to come along and celebrate our natural environment.
“This family-friendly event is a fantastic way to get the kids involved in learning about our environment and preserving it for generations to come,” he said.