DAY 5 – GEORGIA

The final day of the trip has come around really quickly. At this point I feel as though we have a bit of information on Tourism and conservation but there are a few gaps to fill. First stop is a chat with the local council about waste management. This chat was great as meeting with…

DAY 4 – GEORGIA

We started the day with a Discovery Coordinator from National Parks. She had some wonderful insights and references on Nature Deficit Disorder. Having grown up surrounded by nature and also spending weekends at the Western Plains Zoo I found it so sad to think that there are children out there that are scared of mud…

DAY 3 – GEORGIA

We finally get to set off for the Blue Mountains. First stop is Yellomundee Regional Park just outside of Windsor. This is Darug country and we are welcomed by two rangers. They explained to us about joint management and cultural burning. It was interesting listening to their point of view regarding cultural burning. They suggested…

Day 2 – Georgia

Today we got to really focus on the Blue Mountains. It was interesting to discuss the issue of bushfire and so great to hear that hazard reduction & cultural burning was considered to be the right direction to head in. Hazard reduction has always been something that my family has advocated. It was also really…

Day 1 – Georgia

As a distance student it was great entering the classroom today and interacting with other like minded people and having the opportunity to ask questions. It was amazing to hear so many of the class members had a similar background, they too had chosen to have a career change. As I grew up in Dubbo…