Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Archived Mary Cairncross news and events

The Mary Cairncross archive of past news and events is shown below.

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Rainforest track closure (31-Mar-17)

Rainforest Track Closure for approximately seven days. More >>


Easter School Holidays- Children's workshops

Date: 04-Apr-17
Please check the "What's on" calendar at www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Experience-Sunshine-Coast/Events/Whats-On
Location: Events at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden

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Rainforest Track closure

Date: 02-Aug-16

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Building renewal update 4 April 2016 (04-Apr-16)

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Building Renewal update (30-Jan-16)

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Track Closure March - April 2015 (23-Mar-15)

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Building renewal project concepts shared with the community (19-Sep-14)

Another exciting chapter in the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve's history is about to begin with the building renewal project coming off the drawing board and heading towards community input. Two architectural concepts have been developed and are now ready to be shared with the community. More >>


Mary Cairncross Centre Vision (25-Mar-14)

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Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. August 2013 (01-Aug-13)

Winter Report; Support Officer; Volunteer Social Trip to Brisbane; MSCR Neighbours morning tea; Into the Rainforest; Book Review; George and Mildred - Christian Clark; Flying Foxes Annual Camp; Falling Python; Why are some things different?; Update on MCSR Building Precinct Renewal; and more More >>


Cairncross Chat, Giant Earthworms (11-Apr-13)

Do we have a giant earthworm takeover at Mary Cairncross? A research partnership with the University of Sunshine Coast looks to find out. More >>


Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. April 2013 (01-Apr-13)

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Cairncross Chat, Research projects at MCSR (14-Mar-13)

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (MCSR), as a small island rainforest refuge, has a reputation as a regional centre for conservation, learning and partnerships. It provides a unique opportunity, not only as an 'outdoor classroom' for schools but a 'living laboratory' for research establishments. The latter, to not only build their own programs, but also to share the knowledge gained with MCSR to help discover how we can better manage the Reserve into the future. More >>


Mary Cairncross Holiday Program for Children, December 2012

Where: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny; when: 18 and 20 December 2012, 10.30am-12 noon; 12.30-2.00pm; who: Children 5 to 14 years; see details below. Children must bring an adult; cost: $5 booking fee for each workshop. More >>


Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. November 2012 (01-Nov-12)

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Building Renewal Proposal for the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve (10-Oct-12)

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National Threatened Species Day at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Saturday, 8th September 2012

Come and join us in commemorating this significant day through several free learning activities at Mary Cairncross. More >>


Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. February 2012 (01-Feb-12)

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The Governor of Qld visits the Reserve on 12 December (14-Dec-11)

The Governor of Qld visited the Reserve to launch a book about conservationist Elizabeth Thynne and enjoyed a luncheon with invited guests. More >>


Science, Education and Partnerships: steps towards the recovery of a flagship butterfly species (the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly) - paper available online (31-Oct-11)

The Education Officer and one volunteer at Mary Cairncross presented a paper at the 6th World Environmental Education Congress in Brisbane, 2011 entitled "Science, Education and Partnerships: steps towards the recovery of a flagship butterfly species" (the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly). The paper is available to read here. More >>


Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. August 2011 (02-Aug-11)

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Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. April 2011 (01-Apr-11)

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Business as usual during car park upgrade

Date: 23-Feb-11

Cafe, Education Centre and tracks open as usual during car park works. More >>


Reserve wins Award "Best Recreation Venue for 2010 (Sunshine Coast)" (02-Jan-11)

Our Reserve was recently awarded "Best Recreation Venue" on the Sunshine Coast for 2010. More >>


Reserve wins Award "Community Education Initiatives for 2010" (01-Jan-11)

Environmental Council announces the Reserve's Education Centre as the winner of the 2010 Community Education Initiatives Award. More >>


Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. December 2010 (01-Dec-10)

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Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. September 2010 (01-Sep-10)

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Festival of the Walks at MCSR

During the Festival of the Walks, Guided Walks will be held at our Reserve on certain days. Please phone 0428 828 566 for bookings and details. More >>


“Discover Cairncross" – Guided Walk

10.00am to 11.30am, Monday 27th September

Bring the family for a guided walk through the Reserve with Education Officer Greg Ivey. More >>


Cafe closed Monday 17th May 2010

The Mary Cairncross Cafe will be closed on Monday due to bereavement. More >>


Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. May 2010 (01-May-10)

Sunshine Coast rain forest news from the volunteers at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve. Amazing caterpillars, tree eating orchids, the curious life of insects, snakes verses skinks - pictures, articles, thoughts and insights. Download the full newsletter for fascinating pictures and articles. More >>


Volunteers Information / Induction Session - Part 1

9am to 12.30pm, Thursday 22nd April 2010

Interested in helping out at the Mary Cairncross Education Centre? Come along to this free info session and find out all about our volunteer programme. More >>


Volunteers Information / Induction Session – Part 2

9am to 10.30am, Thursday 29th April 2010

Follow up to the previous weeks session. More >>


Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Sign Installed (19-Apr-10)

Attractive sign provides more information on Richmond Birdwing butterfly for visitors. More >>


Gliders on display

Monday 22nd February to Friday 5th March

See the three glider exhibits on loan from the Queensland Museum. More >>


Gift will finance study on fungi (12-Feb-10)

The first fungal survey of Mary Cairncross is underway, thanks to funding from the Patron of the Friends of Mary Cairncross Association. More >>


“Tree Tales Festival at the Book Farm”

Monday 15th March to Friday 19th March 2010.

Exclusively for schools: story reading at the Book Farm, art workshop, tree puzzles and rainforest walk up on the Range. More >>


Guided walk through the rainforest with Greg Ivey (Education Officer).

Guided walks through the rainforest with Greg Ivey (Education Officer) during the school holidays. No charge but gold coin donations in the collection box are always appreciated. More >>


Mountain Views - Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve Volunteers' Newsletter. December 2009 (03-Dec-09)

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Information and Induction Session

Date: 19-Nov-09
Location: Education Centre at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Next Information/Induction Session is on 19 November, 9am to 12 noon. More >>


Reduced Prices for Schools (01-Oct-09)

DVDs and posters are now available at reduced prices for schools More >>


Change to Rainforest Track hours (01-Jun-09)

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is trialling a change to the times when rainforest tracks are accessible to the public. Until September 30, tracks will be open weekdays 7am - 5pm and weekends sunrise to sunset. More >>

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