Resources include key messages and further information on each conversation topic
EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION HOSTS
Emma Ashton & Rachel Lopes
Emma and Rachel are part of the Otways community of Forrest, Victoria.
Following the 2019/20 summer of devastating bushfires that impacted a vast area of the Australian East Coast, they decided to roll up their sleeves and find out what they needed to know to help their community, and any other high risk bushfire community live safely with fire.
The Fire & Rain Conversation Series is a project of the Forrest Gateway to the Otways - an initiative of Forrest & District Community Group.
This Forrest Gateways to the Otways project is funded by DELWP under the Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation.
Forrest VIC 3236, Australia
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF DISASTER RESILIENCE
Develops, maintains and shares knowledge and learning to support a disaster resilient Australia.
COLAC OTWAY SHIRE
Located in Victoria’s south-west, the Colac Otway Shire is diverse and beautiful, with hinterland forests of the Otway Ranges running through the centre; and the Great Ocean Road coastline in the south. The region is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque municipalities in Victoria.
FOREST FIRE MANAGEMENT VIC, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, LAND, WATER AND PLANNING
Focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments - where the community is at the centre of everything we do.
Geoff is a Conversation Architect, specialising in the art of process design. He believes that meaningful dialogue and collaboration are at the core of transformational change. Geoff is our mentor on this project.
Rusty is a fabulous, all round entertainer and musician. He plays a variety of instruments including guitar, ukulele, banjo, harmonica and double bass. He is a skilled vocalist, comedy writer, musical arranger and bandleader. Rusty performs our intro, takes care of sound and is our trusty editor.