Call for Field Trip Proposals at ESA-SCBO 2022

Please submit your proposal for a field trip at ESA-SCBO 2022 by using this form and sending the completed details to esa@kaigi.com.au.

Please consider the following:

  • You will be asked to provide a description, itinerary and logistical details.
  • The preferred and dedicated date for field trips is Friday 2 December 2022.
  • We can consider other dates and times depending on the nature of the trip. For example, early morning, evening, pre-conference.

Featured image credit: Natalie Sanderson

Field Trips on offer at ESA-SCBO 2022

Behind the Scenes at Sydney Olympic Park – 25 years into a 100+ year ecological restoration project

The 2000 Olympic Games triggered a comprehensive and multidisciplinary effort to conserve and restore the ecological systems of Sydney Olympic Park, creating an enduring legacy of urban ecosystems rich in native flora and fauna. Today the Park is 25-years into a 100-year plus restoration project that began with the clean-up of over200 hectares of contaminated land and hand-planting of over 8 million individual native plants on newly-formed landscapes. Subsequent works have targeted improvements to individual systems and target species, addressing historical damage and fostering long-term resilience. Today the Park is well-known as an urban biodiversity hotspot – supporting endangered ecological communities and a high abundance and diversity of native plants and animals that are now uncommon in the Sydney region.

Park managers will take delegates for a behind-the scenes look at how adaptive management informed by ecological principles and ongoing monitoring and research is being applied to conservation of the Park’s eucalypt forest, estuarine wetlands, constructed freshwater wetlands and manufactured terrestrial landscapes, and will share strategies used to reach out to the growing human population at the Park’s doorstep. A highlight of the trip will be a ride on the restored heritage railway, which once conveyed naval armaments around the site and now takes Park visitors on guided tours through endangered forest and protected wetlands.

Date: Friday 2 December 2022
Depart Novotel: 8:00am
Return: approx 5:00pm
Participation fee: $120 inc GST per person
Inclusions: Return coach transfers, lunch at the park
What to bring: water and snacks, enclosed walking shoes, sun protection and hat.

 


 

Greater Glider & Nocturnal Mammals Night Tour

Join Team Quoll for a night of spotting Greater Gliders and other nocturnal mammals at Seven MB National Park. Team Quoll is a group of citizen scientists and researchers from the University of Wollongong on a daring quest to find and conserve the Spotted-tailed Quoll in the Illawarra and Southern Highlands. The spotted-tailed quoll is threatened with extinction and it’s up to us to do whatever we can, no matter how big or small our actions are, we can make a difference for these animals. Whether it be supporting feral fox and cat control, helping establish habitat corridors, monitoring populations of quolls and their prey, or slowing down at night when driving.
Tour leader: Meagan Powley (mjp94@uowmail.edu.au)

Dates: Sunday 27 November 2022 & Tuesday 29 November 2022

Depart Novotel: 6:30pm

Return: approx midnight

Participation fee: $45 inc GST per person

What to bring: Participants to bring own snacks. Warm clothing recommended, plus sturdy shoes and a headlamp or torch.