World Cassowary Day

world-cassowary-day-2016-poster_smWorld Cassowary Day is being held in the Daintree Rainforest this year

When: Saturday 24 September 10am to 2pm

Where: Daintree Rainforest Observatory – JCU site, 3701 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation

What: Stalls (including food & coffee stalls). Entertainment area with live music throughout the day. Children’s entertainment tent with Cassowary Treasure hunts, craft, stories. Midday presentation by Dr Claire Baker about insects in the Wet Tropics.

Speakers:

10.15am  Welcome to Country – Clive Sykes/David Solomon, Traditional Owners, Kuku Yalanji

10.20am  Josh Harris – Welcome

10.30am Paul Webster – A history of Cassowary Conversation / WCD

10.45am Paul & Chris O’Dowd – Meet the World’s 3 Cassowary Species

11.15am Bill Wilkie – Daintree Blockade History

11.45am Tom Lawton – Tracking Cassowaries through their poo

12.15pm Dr David Westcott – Cassowary Seed Dispersal

12.45pm Screening of Cassowary Movie – “No rainforest, no food, no cassowary”

1.15pm   Julian Gray – Rainforest Rescue – Conserving and enhancing cassowary habitat for the future

1.30pm   Keynote Speaker – Threatened Species Commissioner – Gregory Andrews

1.50pm   Paul Webster – handover to next year’s organiser

2.00pm   Julia Leu – Final thank you (artwork raffle drawn)

This is a FREE event however any purchases on the day ie food, drinks and anything from stall holders must be made in CASH as there will be no eftpos facilities available.

How to get there: If you’re coming from South of the Daintree River you will need to use the car ferry to cross the River.  It is $26 return (eftpos available) or if you live in the Douglas Shire you can go to the Council offices and pay $15 for an annual local’s ferry pass.

For more information visit the World Cassowary Day Web Site or Facebook Page

 

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