With commitment to delivering science-based education and facilitating research in to Queensland’s natural environment, QTFN runs a comprehensive turtle research program on Avoid Island. This education program, Flatback Bivouac, provides students with hands-on experiences, observing turtles laying, scientific data collection and recording techniques. These are extraordinary opportunities to learn about and participate in conservation of protected areas and species. This rewarding and unforgettable experience embeds interest in scientific research, conservation land management and marine ecology in students’ lives.
The Flatback Bivouac camp runs annually at QTFN's Avoid Island Nature Refuge. Delivered in conjunction with Wonder of Science, the camp gives students hands-on experience alongside professional scientists, observing turtles laying, scientific data collection and recording techniques. This rewarding and unforgettable experience embeds interest in scientific research, conservation land management and marine ecology in students' lives.
Mat DavisImpacts: 15
Such a great camp, creating interest in scientific research and conservation in the youth of today is so important in creating a better future for the environment. Can’t wait to see updates and success stories along the journey!
Will remove 10 square metres of weeds from Beaches on Avoid Island
Will provide food and accomodation for 2 students for 1 day at Flatback Bivouac
Will print educational materials to provide for students to utilise while on Flatback Bivouac
Will purchase specific measurement tools for students to precisely record data about nesting Flatback turtles and their eggs at Avoid Island
Will purchase flights (from Mackay to Avoid Island) for 1 student from a rmote school to attend Flatback Bivouac education centre