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.
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