Cattle Grazing & Distance Ed

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Location: Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia
Lat/Long: 19° 9′ 35″ S / 146° 51′ 19″ E
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Magnetic Island





DAILY AUDIO UPDATE

Aaron Doering

We began the day with an incredible presentation on sustainable cattle grazing practices by Dr. Peter O’Reagain and Michael Cannon on the neighboring property to Trafalgar Station. Peter is the principal scientist responsible for the Wambiana Grazing trial, which has been in operation since 1997, and Michael is a senior natural resource management officer. We then returned to Trafalgar before heading to Charters Towers to visit with Principal John Clarke at the Charters Towers School of Distance Education. The schools of distance education in Australia have been in existence since the 1950s. Originally known as Schools of the Air, these schools were pioneers in distance education and were originally developed to deliver quality education by radio to students living in the many remote communities throughout Australia.


DAILY IMAGES


A one-humped camel near Trafalgar.
Roger Landsberg and an employee of the Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Charlie and Aaron with the group from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Dr. Peter O'Reagain, principal scientist for the Wambiana Grazing Trial, giving a presentation regarding sustainable land management for cattle ranches.
Dr. Peter O'Reagain, principal scientist for the Wambiana Grazing Trial, giving a presentation regarding sustainable land management for cattle ranches.
Roger choosing to ride back in the truck bed.

Justin, Aaron, and Charlie taking a farewell photo with Roger and Jenny Landsberg at Trafalgar Station.
John Clark, principal of the Charters Towers School of Distance Education.


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