This program explores the terrestrial and marine ecosystems of far North Queensland and the relationship of traditional and contemporary human cultures with the environment. Students interact with scientists and local experts from organizations such as the Lizard Island Research Station and the Wet Tropics Management Authority to gain a firsthand understanding of ongoing conservation efforts in an exceptionally diverse environment.
The program's field-based modules allow students to:
examine the diversity of habitats and environments within the Wet Tropics Bioregion,
study coral reef conservation and management issues, and
experience traditional Aboriginal lifestyles and culture.