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Volunteer in a rainforest and make a difference

The ‘Climate Change in the Rainforest’ program offers Macquarie students a journey of discovery in Northern Queensland, Australia.

For two weeks students will work side-by-side leading Earthwatch scientists in the field.

Students will gain insight into the fragile nature of rainforest ecosystems, and an awareness of the threats rainforests face with respect to climate change.

As part of a 15 student team, participants will be engaging in a world-first study measuring the distribution and abundance of plants and animals in the Wet Tropics of Northern Queensland.

Students will sample the abundance of birds, reptiles, mammals, frogs, plants, and insects at 200-metre elevation intervals up little-used mountain tracks in some of the most magnificent rainforests Australia has to offer.


“You don’t need any special skills or a background in Environmental Science, just a spirit of adventure and a desire to help,” says Ana Paula Ruiz (Images: Earthwatch)


    
As part of a 15 student team, participants will be engaging in a world-first study measuring the distribution and abundance of plants and animals in the Wet Tropics of Northern Queensland

“You don’t need any special skills or a background in Environmental Science, just a spirit of adventure and a desire to help,” says Ana Paula Ruiz, Global Programs Coordinator.

“We are looking for students who are motivated, adaptable and flexible. Applicants must be able to demonstrate they can work in a team and have a genuine interest in helping the environment.”

The program has been created in conjunction with the Earthwatch Institute. Earthwatch’s mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.

The Macquarie expedition begins on Saturday, September 20 and returns Sunday, October 5 (Second Semester mid-term break).

For application and further details about the program visit the Macquarie Volunteers website.

 

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