Cook up some awareness about our threatened species

You’re invited to bake a dessert in the form of a threatened species and bring it along to share at morning tea with your co-workers on Wednesday September 5, ahead of Threatened Species day next Friday.

The Threatened Species Commissioner has launched the 2018 Threatened Species Bake Off after the huge response to the first bake off last year.

The Waymouth Street morning tea will be held on Level 6 at 10.45 am and all staff are invited to attend. Regions and partner agencies can get involved by hosting their own morning teas and posting a photo of your cake on social media with some information about your species and any related DEW programs.

Use the hashtag #DEWTSBakeOff as well as #TSBakeOff to enter the both the Australia-wide competition as well as the DEW competition. There will be a people’s choice award as well as an award judged by a panel of discerning judges.

Even if you’re not into baking, come along and sample the treats and contribute a donation. All proceeds will go to Arid Recovery – a not-for-profit conservation organisation in outback South Australia dedicated to ecosystem recovery and innovation in the protection of endangered species since 1997.

Need some inspiration?

Get some ideas from Australia’s Threatened species strategy priority species list or take a look at the threatened species programs that DEW is currently involved in.

Be inspired by checking out the #TSBakeOff hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Adelaide researcher Tom Hunt took out the overall honours last year, check out his amazing time lapse video showing the creation of a beautiful Mallee emu-wren. Technical baking information can be found in this recipe.

For more information please contact Principal Advisor Research Partnerships Jennie Fluin.

Event details

What: 2018 Threatened Species Bake Off
When: 5 September, 10.45 am
Where: Level 6 kitchen, Waymouth Street building