Thu, 18 Aug|
CAIRNS BIRD WALK WIH PROFESSOR HUGH POSSINGHAM
Join us for a fun and educational bird walk at the Cairns Botanic Gardens with Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Hugh Possingham!
Time and location
18 Aug 2022, 7:00 am – 9:30 am AEST
Edge Hill, Greenslopes St, Edge Hill QLD 4870, Australia
About the event
Calling all Cairns bird lovers 📣
Join Queensland's Chief Scientist for a FREE, fun and educational bird walk through the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Professor Hugh Possingham, a conservation biologist and passionate bird watcher, will guide you through the wonderous birds that can be found in the region. 🦜
Don't miss this opportunity to meet Queensland's Chief Scientist and learn more about your local wildlife!
For more information and to register, visit this link.
This bird walk is for beginner bird watchers so bring along your binoculars (if you have any), and lots of questions!
Professor Hugh Possingham became Queensland Chief Scientist in September 2020. He is a conservation scientist and mathematician who has held positions in the university, public and not-for profit sectors. He completed his PhD at Oxford University in 1987 as a Rhodes Scholar and was most recently the Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organisation operating in 79 countries. A winner of two Eureka Prizes, his most significant contribution to conservation was the co-development of Marxan, software first used to rezone the Great Barrier Reef, and now used in almost every country in the world to inform the expansion of their marine and terrestrial protected area systems. He has supervised over 200 honours students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows. His research group has always had a strong focus on bringing mathematical and statistical approaches to solving conservation problems. He is an avid birder and citizen scientist, he is currently on the board of directors of BirdLife Australia. You can read more about the role of the Queensland Chief Scientist.
Meet at the Red Pagoda in the Cairns Chinese Friendship Garden from 6:45am for a 7:00am start.