Zumbathon for Conservation!

The Swinburne Dance Club will be organising the University’s first Zumbathon with the help of Soul Dance Studio. First, the professional Zumba instructors will lead the warm-up sessions for the cyclists taking part in the 56km and 23km rides.

At 9:00 a.m., the Zumbathon proper will begin. For 1.5 hours, Soul Dance’s professional Zumba instructors will lead volunteers, returning cyclists and members of the public in an upbeat Zumbathon for Conservation. Zumba enthusiasts or beginners – all are welcome to join in with this Zumba celebration for conservation! There is no need to worry about not being able to keep up as there will be a mixture of simple and more complex moves, and participants may drop out and come back in when they have caught their breath.

There is no participation fee, but donations are welcome.  An ‘honesty’ box will be placed in the Multi-Purpose Hall where donations of any size can be dropped off. All proceeds will go to WCS’s projects on the conservation of orang-utans, sharks and rays.

Although a registration fee is not required, to give us an idea about how many people will be joining in, please sign up here at the Google form:

If you wish to contribute before this event please click the donate icon at the bottom of this page.

Many thanks for joining us in the Zumbathon celebration for conservation. Do bring along your family and friends to join us in this activity on the International Day of Biodiversity – it can be a great morning activity for all to enjoy!


Greetings fellow enthusiastic cyclists and green friends!

As a representative of Swinburne University of Technology, the Swinburne Green Club will be holding a recycling event at the Ride for the Wild on 20th May 2017. We hope to promote environmental awareness and gently remind everyone of the importance of recycling your used and unwanted products from home. In return for your admirable and generous efforts to help save Mother Nature, a small token of appreciation will be given to you. For a minimum of 2 kg of recyclables donated, you will be given a small plant that you may choose to either leave with us to become a part of the Swinburne Green Wall or take back with you to beautify your home and bring fresh air to your surroundings.

A little goes a long way so, what are you waiting for?

Pack up all your recyclable items, spot us at the beginning of the event and help us save Mother Earth together!

  • Collection time: 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Venue: Outside Swinburne’s Multi-Purpose Hall
  • Free parking is provided
  • Please do join us for the free Zumbathon for Conservation from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Objects that we will be collecting are as indicated below:

Mini Exhibitions

Have you ever wondered about underwater creatures such as orang-utans, sharks or rays?

If you are curious to learn more about these majestic and often misunderstood creatures do visit our mini exhibitions at various venues in our event.

Interesting posters with various facts will be set up at Swinburne, BCCK and the Hilton which hopes to educate and entertain visitors. Visit our mini exhibitions on the 20th May for fun facts and to support orang-utans, sharks or rays.

Henna and Face Painting

Henna is a form of body art involving paste from the henna plant to draw beautiful designs. With a plethora of wildlife inspired design our henna and face painting.

There are a lot of ways to support conservation. Join our henna and face painting activity held at Swinburne’s Multi-purpose hall from 6.30 a.m. at to support conservation the fun way. Together we can raise awareness for our wildlife and make a difference!

Photo Booth

The selfie culture has become a norm with the photography being a universally loved form of self-expression.

In recognition of this well-loved activity, we are setting up a wildlife themed photo booth where visitors can pose to take photos with fun props in support of our wildlife. If you like to take selfies or if you fancy casual photography while having a fun time do visit our photo booth at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak campus from 6.30 a.m.