The Darling Range Branch have just won a $1000 grant from Bankwest in a community grants competition.
They beat over 30 other community groups for the grant and thank everyone who voted for them. The BankWest community grant was specifically awarded to enable the DRB Nats to purchase better camera equipment to record their speakers, both young and old, to put on YouTube for anyone, anywhere to watch. They’ve already begun their channel: https://www.youtube.com/DRBNats and are presently using equipment they have been loaned. However, the current camera stops every 20 mins and this is very awkward. They will buy their own camera that records for an hour. They are also working to record talks by their DRB Nats elders so that these will still be accessible once they have passed on.
Huge thanks to Bankwest for making these grants available to community groups and congratulations to the DRB Nats for putting in such a compelling application. Again a big thank you if you voted for them, they are excited about taking this important step to better facilitate natural history education and preserve the expertise of our natural history experts.