In schools and workplaces across Australia and the world, people wear whiskers for wildlife to shine the spotlight on endangered species.
The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is the flagship species for Hairy-Nosed Day.
In 2016, we thank Servcorp for their generous support.
Award-winning children’s author and The Wombat Foundation director,
Jackie French, also supports Hairy-Nosed Day.
Every year on May 11th,
The Wombat Foundation holds Hairy-Nosed Day
2016 PHOTO COMPETITION!
Please upload a photo of yourself Wearing Whiskers for Wildlife on our Facebook page!
The best photo will receive a FREE, signed copy of Jackie's book,
"The Hairy-nosed Wombats Find a New Home".
The photo competition will close the day after Hairy Nosed Day.
Create your very own ‘Hairy Nose’ using this template.
Jackie’s famous Hairy-Nosed truffle recipe!
Place chocolate and butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. take it out and press-it should be just melted but hold its shape.
(If you overcook it will turn gritty and horrible).
If not melted try another 20 seconds.
Stir in icing sugar and almonds and rum or glace fruit if you choose to use them. Roll onto balls, and roll each ball in cocoa.
Place the balls on a tray. Add two slivered almonds side by side for the giant nostrils, with whiskers on each side.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Makes about 20 small or 15 large hairy noses.
These are gluten free, and by using coconut cream and dairy free margerine, they can also be vegan.
HOLD A fundraising EVENT:
At your school or workplace on Hairy-Nosed Day!
Ideas for Gold-Coin fundraising in the workplace:
A little bit more money or effort involved:
Buy a signed copy of Jackie’s book, “The Hairy-Nosed Wombats Find a New Home” through The Wombat Foundation. Jackie has kindly offered royalties from sales to The Wombat Foundation and get someone to come and give a talk on Wombats at lunchtime.
She will not receive proceeds or other benefits from sales of the book by The Wombat Foundation.
BUY A SIGNED COPY:
“The Hairy-Nosed Wombats
Find a New Home”
BUY A SIGNED COPY NOW
Please fill out this form to upload your picture:
Activities & Resources for teachers
Increase knowledge of the three species of wombats. The activities are in line with curriculum goals for 8-12 year olds across Australia.