Aquatic Ecology Field Trip
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Aquatic Ecology Field Trip

[MUSIC PLAYING] It was fantastic. It was really good to travel
down one section of a river system from start to finish. We started up in the tablelands
where the peat bogs were, and we’re able to
follow that process and connect it as part
of that field trip to go down to the
falls at Ebor and then follow it down to near
Bellingen and have that different snapshot of the
Never Never tributary, and then into the main river. And its pristine. It’s absolutely beautiful. And so, yeah, I got to
see each of those places the first time I visited
to Bellingen and down to Urunga and Sawtell. So I got to see three new
places that I’ve never been to. And yeah, it was
really enjoyable. It draws a lot of the concepts
that you learn through in your lectures together
and see that river continuum concept from ‘go to whoa’, down
to the outlet of the beach. And we were lucky enough to
get some good weather for it too, which was nice. Yeah, but it is beautiful. And especially
with these units, I think it brings home
how lucky we are and how pristine some of
the areas are around here and through this unit,
it forced a lot of people to get out and experience
that. [MUSIC PLAYING] But my friends and family
are asking the same question. Oh, what are you going
to do when you finish? And I’m not really certain. I think a lot of it comes down
to just gaining experience. If I had a preference,
I’d love to do the work that Ben and Sara were
doing when you’re out doing bio-surveys, and
having a little field work, along with reporting
writing and things, and have that blend, I think, is
the ideal for most people that do these kinds of degrees,
colleges and enviro science. So that would be a great
goal, but forestries and parks and wildlife, or some
sort of conservation, I think that component of
outdoors I will be looking for. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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