Stay a little longer!
WORLD CASSOWARY DAY
Over 40 wildlife group displays
Community, industry, government and research groups working with threatened species and wildlife will be showcasing their work and sharing their knowledge at displays set up in shady beachside parkland.
Kuranda conservationist Paul Webster, said the inspiration for steering World Cassowary Day into being last year was the fact that so few people in southern Australia knew anything about assowaries. more about WCD 2015
Amanda Kay will be facilitating a community song writing project at WCD. Everyone is welcome to participate by writing a line for the song and submitting it on the day.
"We will create a song together about our
Cassowary Day Community Song Project.
wonderful cassowaries and how we can protect them and the unique and fragile environment they live in".
The song will be performed at the end of the day and participants may be able to join in. We hope to capture the tune and make a clip to share with people around the world to help increase awareness and support for our endangered
Traditional Owner’s welcome and dance
Special guest the national Threatened Species Commissioner Read more
Plant a tree with the Commissioner. (see Friday activities below)
of cassowary sculptures
Wear Cassowary Colours
Land art will be created
within the park and beach environments
Watch out for the roadside signs as you aere travelling on the roads to Mission Beach. The signs were designed by Mission Beach school kids to help alert drivers about cassowaries. Read more
Official handover of
World Cassowary Day
to Douglas Shire mayor Julia Leu
World Cassowary Day founder Paul Webster
See below for other activities planned for leading up to and following WCD
Celebrating cassowaries and their friends
World Cassowary Day 2015
Friday Sept 25
Plant a tree with the Threatened Species Commissioner
Fruit Forest Farm
Last tour for the year!
Fruit Forest Farm provides tours showcasing exotic fruits, plants and wildlife in a farm setting. They are an
award winning "Wet Tropics World Heritage Neighbour."
From 9.30am - 12pm
$48 per head
Limit 16 people
Cutten Brothers Walk
with Wet Tropics tour guides
Peter and Laurie Trott
and Peter Rowles
Explore this rare meeting of tropical rainforest and ocean on unique Clump Point basalt headland where arenga palms and orange-footed scrub fowl flourish beside the mangroves.
Corner of Porter Promenade
and Clump Point Road.
Sun 27 Sept 10am departure
An easy 45-60 minute out and return.
Hats, binoculars, cameras and curiosity.
Contact Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
Tully River Guided Tours
is proud to be a part of World Cassowary Day
Come and see us at our Information stall at the visitor centre
We are operating discounted guided tours of the Tully River for
$10 from each sale will be donated to help cassowaries.
Tour starts at Tully Gorge camping area and finishing at the Tully Bridge.
Limited spaces avalaible
Contact Wildside Adventures for more information
T. (07) 40886212 M. 0432477689 E. email@example.com
Walking toTam O'Shanter Point and back
lifelong birder and fish scientist
Dr Helen Larson
Please note: Will need to negotiate
rocks on the beach at one point.
Where; South Mission Beach boat ramp
When; 1pm departure
Kennedy Track Bird Walk
What to bring;