Field trips are always one of the highlights of SER’s global conferences. They provide an opportunity to learn first-hand from local experts, offering unique insights into the area’s ecosystems, and the projects to restore them. This year, participants can choose from 11 different part, full and multi-day trips in the vast and stunning landscapes surrounding Darwin, Australia. We are really excited about the breadth of the trips available this year!

From the Casuarina Coastal Reserve to Corroboree Billabong

As is the tradition of our conferences, the majority of trips are focused on ecological restoration, including urban rainforests and uranium mine rehabilitation, community-led and tourism-restoration projects. This year, with such a breadth of ecosystems on our doorstep, we are also offering a range of experiences that will allow you to fully immerse in the rich culture of the region.

A journaling trip with local artist, Elizabeth Martin, will take you to the Casuarina Coastal Reserve, an ecological restoration site that is best-known for thousands of migratory shorebirds, nesting Flat Back turtles and the elusive Atlas Moth. Or choose to cruise the Corroboree Billabong with an expert Aboriginal guide. During an Aboriginal Culture Tour you will learn about the history and culture of the region, including local bush food and medicine via a bush tucker walk and talk.

Make a Difference Day

And we are thrilled that our in-person Make a Difference Day is back! Taking place at McMinns Lagoon Reserve, participants will help with planting and other restorative activities on the site. The Reserve consists of 41 hectares of unspoilt wetlands and is a diverse bird sanctuary. It contains one of the largest varieties of flora and fauna habitats in the Northern Territory.

And, if you have time, don’t miss our spectacular 3-day trips: to the iconic World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park; or to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta & Kings Canyon.

More information about all of our field trips can be found here.

Article written by Florencia Panizza