Join the Threatened Species Bake-Off morning tea

Grab your oven mitts, baking trays and flour – it’s time to start baking for the Threatened Species Bake-Off morning tea.

Tom Hunt’s winning entry of a Mallee emu wren in the 2017 bake-off

The Threatened Species Bake-Off is an initiative of the Threatened Species Commissioner to commemorate Threatened Species Day on 7 September. 

The theme for this year is Indigenous languages and participants are encouraged to research an Indigenous name for their chosen threatened species and include it with their entry.

DEW will be hosting a Threatened Species Bake-Off morning tea in the foyer of the Waymouth Street building at 10.45am on Friday 6 September. 

Staff are encouraged to bake and bring contributions, or even if they’re not into baking, come along and vote for their favourite entry and sample some of the delights colleagues have prepared – as long as they chip in a donation. 

Regions and partner agencies can participate by hosting their own morning teas and posting a photo of their cakes on social media using the hashtag #DEWTSBakeOff and #TSBakeOff. 

Using these hashtags will see you enter the DEW competition as well as the Threatened Species Commissioner’s Australia-wide competition. There will be a people’s choice award as well as an award judged by a panel of distinguished judges. 

All proceeds raised at this year’s morning tea will be donated to Trees For Life and will contribute to the Communities helping Cockies Project. This project aims to assist in the recovery of the endangered south-eastern red-tailed black-cockatoo by sowing stringybark eucalypts and buloke that are essential food trees for this species.

Need some Inspiration? Check out some great threatened species projects on South Australian species such as the Arckaringa daisy, Murray hardyhead, fairy tern and Mallee emu-wren

Be aware that by entering the Threatened Species Bake-Off you are giving permission for the department and judges to use the image or video to promote the initiative.

Event details

What: Threatened Species Bake-Off morning tea
When: Friday 6 September, 10.45 am
Where: DEW Waymouth Street building foyer

For more information contact Threatened Species Project Officer Matt Heard.

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A real-life Mallee emu-wren (photo courtesy of Graham Chapman)