First Webinar by Binna Burra’s new Science Advisory Group

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June 1, 2020

“The First Of Six Webinars Has Been Released”

01 June 2020: The first of six webinars for 2020 has been released, setting the scene for Science Matters @ Binna Burra, Lamington National Park and the Gondwana World Heritage sites. The 44-minute recording is hosted by the Co-Chair’s of the SAG, Prof. Doanne Dredge and Prof Roger Kitching and features comments from Steve Noakes, Chairperson of the Board and CEO, Jonathan Fisher.

The purpose of the Webinar series is to:

  • To explore the role and opportunities for the natural and social sciences and community engagement in bringing back Binna Burra
  • To share the knowledge and insights about Binna Burra, Lamington National Park, Gondwana and surrounding communities.
  • To evolve a community of researchers, environmental managers, citizen scientists and interested members of the public.
  • To encourage multidisciplinary evidence-based research that can be used to inform recovery, understanding, management, presentation and beyond.

The next five topics will be:

Nature’s Cathedra; Future focus; What’s special about Lamington – biodiversity, biogeography, accessibility; Flourishing communities – bouncing back after bushfire devastation and COVID-19 and Binna Burra, Lamington and Gondwana World Heritage.

The benefits of the webinars are:

  • To develop video resource materials which are available to the public, with particular benefit to students, researchers, local communities, the general public, and guests of Binna Burra.
  • To continue to raise the profile of Binna Burra and its recovery efforts.
  • To make science appealing, accessible and interesting.
  • To add value for stakeholders (Binna Burra, surrounding businesses, management agencies, community members, local government, etc)

Since our inception in 1933, Binna Burra Lodge has always had a strong relationship with many Universities and other research institutions from Australia and around the world. Educational group tours for primary, secondary and tertiary level students are a common occurrence at Binna Burra, as well as providing a location for a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional research activities. We are continuing and expanding such initiative in our post-2019 bushfire recovery

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