Emmanuelle Dubuc, Mirawara Director, Tarrangower Times
Mirawara is a not-for-profit, social enterprise located within the goldfields of Central Victoria in Box-Ironbark country.
We are a bunch of passionate outdoor and environmental educators who want to promote connections and the creation of stories/culture between young people and nature through outdoor education activities such as rock-climbing, bushwalking, canoeing, bush skills, nature studies and much more.
Our organisation is focused on community engagement, resilience building and creating a community that works together to nurture a sense of care and love for nature.
Mirawara was founded in 2015 by Emmanuelle Dubuc after she graduated from Latrobe University in 2014 with a degree in Environmental and Outdoor Education.
Mirawara won second place in 2018 under the State Government funding initiative Pick My Project and was able to run cultural, environmental, and outdoor education programs for our local youth for a year.
We are currently working on funding applications to run a similar program called Youth for Future.
This program will be providing opportunities for our local youth to enjoy thrilling outdoor adventures, such as rock-climbing, abseiling, bushwalking, survival skills and bushcraft, as well as learning about our local environment.
To keep up to date with this initiative, you can subscribe to our mailing list at mirawara.org.
Our spring program is now open for bookings. Upcoming activities include a basket weaving workshop with Dja Dja Wurrung elder Aunty Marilyne Nicholls, a survival skills day with survivalist expert Leafy at Mt Alexander (Leanganook), and a rock-climbing day at Dog Rocks.
For more info and to book, visit our website at mirawara.org.
This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 23 September 2022.