Community Koala Education and Awareness Workshop: Scenic Rim
Join Watergum in partnership with Queensland Trust For Nature on Saturday, 18th November, for an enriching afternoon dedicated to understanding and conserving our incredible Koala populations. We are honoured to have key speaker Dr Bill Ellis from the University of Queensland to present his research on the ecological dilemmas faced by koalas and how to effectively manage your land to protect Koala populations.
E vent Topics & Schedule:
2:45 PM: Welcome & Registration
- Join us for a warm welcome and a chance to connect with fellow Koala enthusiasts.
- Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, and refreshments as you settle in.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Presentation by QTFN
- Gain insights into the mission and efforts of Queensland Trust For Nature in conserving Koala habitats.
- Learn about their initiatives and how you can get involved in Koala preservation.
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: Presentation by Dr. Bill Ellis
- Hear about the findings of UQ Koala researchers
- Learn the key ecological challenges faced by Koalas, their fascinating biology, and conservation and management strategies.
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Koala Activity Survey & SCAT Collection
- Engage in a hands-on Koala activity survey and participate in SCAT (Scat Collection for DNA Analysis).
- Contribute to research by helping gather crucial genetic data for Koala conservation.
5:45 PM: Dinner Break
- Take a break and enjoy a delicious dinner provided by us.
- This is a perfect opportunity to network with other attendees and share insights.
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM: Nightspotting Excursion
- Embark on a nightspotting adventure to look for Koala activity and help to record population data.
Note: R egistation is required to join this event