About the Project

The Re-Cyc-Ology Project is a conservation and environmental education small family business inspired by the loss of tree-hollows, the urgent need to protect remaining wildlife habitat, and the growing amount of human waste (landfill) entering our ecosystems. 
The project focusses on delivering 2 key outcomes:

1. Design, construction, installation, monitoring and maintenance of long-lasting, bee-resistant artificial tree-hollows ('nest-boxes') that cater for a wide range of hollow-dependent wildlife;

2. Facilitation of hands-on workshops that educate others on how to do the above, and fostering custodianship for unique West Australian wildlife, on both private and public land.

'Re-Cyc-Ology' combines the dictionary definitions of three simple words:

     recycle |rēˈsīkəl|
     verb [ trans. ]
     convert (waste) into reusable material
     [as adj. ] ( recycled) goods made of recycled materials.
     [as n. ] ( recycling) a call for the recycling of all paper.

     psychology |sīˈkäləjē|
     the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, esp. those affecting behaviour in a given context.

     ecology |iˈkäləjē|
     the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
     • (also human ecology) the study of the interaction of people with their environment.

The combination of these definitions results in the project's definition and overall aim:

"To effect positive change in human thinking and behaviour by converting waste materials into wildlife habitat, spark interest in the environment and understanding of ecology, fostering custodianship, and showcase in a positive light a practical, sustainable and fun solution to environmental issues."

For more information about our workshops, including costs, click here.

A female Ngolyenok / Carnaby's Cockatoo using a nest box in Noongar Country's Perth Hills.