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Giving the "Growing up bacteria" lesson plan in the Utopia Homelands

12 Oct 2012 - Education program news
Eileen Fletcher visited the Utopia Homelands in late September to deliver the “Growing up Bacteria” lesson plan to 7 boys and 5 girls at the Alparra High School. She was supported by her husband Ian who generously volunteered to asssist the program. The program involved 2 x 1 hours lessons each on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with boys and girls...

Who let the dogs out - Barkly Shire Education Strategy

1 Oct 2012 - Education program news
Recognise these Cheeky dogs? Dion, whose Cheeky Dog designs feature on AMRRIC T-shirts, and his carer Joie Boulter, have designed and created these papier-maché dogs. The dogs are the stars of mini movies made by the local school children to illustrate the Be a Friend to your Dog Program. Project Coordinator Ktima Heathcote working with local...

Talking books spread the word

30 Sep 2012 - Education program news
The AMRRIC and Nganampa Health education program in the Anangu PItjanjatjara Yankunyjatjara Lands visited Mimili, Amata and Pukatja last week doing community and school recordings and collecting artwork for their bilingual community talking books and DVD. The books use the work and stories of local artists and photographs sourced in community, and...

Canberra vet mob goes bush

25 Sep 2012 - News
Talk about an outstanding effort! The Canberra Vet Mob spent a week in the hot and dusty Utopia Homelands, 250kms northeast of Alice Springs, desexing more than one hundred dogs! This is a desperately needed service as there are literally hundreds of dogs in the surrounding communities that previously did not have a vet servicing them. It is the...

Vet Helen Purdam's volunteering experience in Yuendumu

21 Sep 2012 - Volunteer stories
I went to Yuendumu in the hope of making a contribution toward better dog health and to experience the Tanami desert, however I came away with much more. I enjoyed being part of a small but capable team facing challenges that often revealed a silver lining. The calm resourcefulness that goes with the outback was first required when the car died in...

Member Profile - Alana Tagliabue

3 Sep 2012 -
I am a 4th year veterinary student at Murdoch University in Perth. I am originally from country Victoria and have a keen in interest in wildlife veterinary practice and population control. Prior to commencing veterinary studies, I completed a BSc at La Trobe University, majoring in zoology and conservation ecology. During this time I gained...

Meet Photographer David Darcy @ the AMRRIC Conference

20 Aug 2012 - News
Another great reason to register for the AMRRIC 2012 Conference - photographer David Darcy will be coming along to speak about his work. David is a supporter of AMRRIC, Vets Beyond Borders and the RSPCA, and he is currently an Ambassador for Bayer Animal Health Australia. David has worked on numerous photographic assignments, both nationally and...

Supporting AMRRIC’s work

15 Aug 2012 - News
Support from the federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) has been critical to AMRRIC’s funding and growth. Following a meeting between Minister Jenny Macklin, AMRRIC President Dr Ted Donelan and CEO Julia Hardaker, the department has confirmed enhanced funding in recognition of AMRRIC’s work in...

Be A Friend To Your Dog visits Galiwin’ku

15 Aug 2012 - Education program news
Be a Friend to your Dog is an innovative school educational program being delivered across numerous shires in the Northern Territory. Funded by the federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS), Be a Friend to your Dog aims to help Indigenous primary school students learn how to better care for...

Barkly Education Resource Strategy

15 Aug 2012 - Education program news
The Barkly Education Strategy is a real community affair, with school students creating artworks about caring for dogs to go on posters and in talking books. Tennant Creek based journalist and AMRRIC Consultant, Ktima Heathcote, is delivering the AMRRIC Barkly Education Strategy in local schools, funded by the NT Government Animal Welfare Fund....


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