Threatened Species Day workshop with Dakota Feirer

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Monday 6 September 2021 to Tuesday 7 September 2021

Cost: Free

This free digital workshop celebrates Threatened Species Day with Bundjalung-Gumbayngirr poet Dakota Feirer.

POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize where words make positive climate action

This free digital workshop celebrates Threatened Species Day with Bundjalung-Gumbayngirr poet, Dakota Feirer, who will guide students (K-12) through the writing activities featured in our curriculum-aligned POEM FOREST learning resource to help craft nature poems and support key learning outcomes.

Here’s what you can expect on the day:

  • Welcome to the POEM FOREST with Red Room Poetry
  • Threatened species and conservation activities with the Australian Botanic Garden
  • Poem reading and nature writing prompts with poet Dakota Feirer
  • Some time to write your own nature poem!
  • Q&A with Dakota and Red Room Poetry

All poems created in the workshops can be entered into our POEM FOREST Prize to be published and go in the running to in $5,000 worth of prizes, including a special Threatened Species Prize, $500 cash for each category, book packs, Garden tours, seeds and more!

Book a workshop (via DART):

Secondary workshop (Years 7-12) »
1-2pm AEST, Monday 6 September

Primary workshop (Years K-6) »
10-10.45am AEST, Tuesday 7 September


Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden, POEM FOREST deepens our connection and breathes life back into the world that sustains us. For every nature poem received a tree is planted to help heal endangered habitats.

How to access the workshop:

The workshop will be held live online via Zoom Webinar. You'll receive the workshop access link and some more instructions to your email inbox a few days prior to the event with a reminder an hour before the event.

You'll need:

  • Internet access
  • Own device
  • Zoom (download Zoom)
  • Writing equipment (pencil and paper or device)

Workshop FAQs:

Do I need to turn my video or microphone on?
No. Zoom Webinar doesn’t offer the option for audience video or microphone.

Can I ask questions throughout?
There will be opportunities to ask questions throughout the session via the live chat. 

If you have any issues accessing the workshop, please make sure you have joined via the link provided to your inbox on the day. If you have any further problems, please contact Amelia at