Field trips

Field trips are included as part of the conference fee and will occur on Tuesday 20th February. Two options are being provided on a first come first served (registration) basis. Please nominate your preferred trip during registration. These trips are :

  • Gulf St Vincent Shellfish restoration site visit (capped at 40 people): This field trip to Yorke Peninsula includes visits to the rural towns of Ardrossan, where just offshore Australia’s largest shellfish restoration project is located, and to Oyster Bay at Stansbury, the primary oyster growing town on the Peninsula. You will hear from local managers of the shellfish restoration site, learn about local oyster aquaculture from the farmers, and enjoy the freshest oysters in South Australia shucked right on the beach (approx. 4 hours return from Adelaide). SORRY, THIS TOUR IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
  • Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, Dolphin Sanctuary and Saltfields (uncapped):  This field trip will visit the newly created Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, nearby salt field wetlands and then get on board a dolphin river cruise down the historic industrial Port Adelaide region. Kaurna indigenous elders will share their interpretation of the area and hear from experts about the significance of the sanctuaries, environmental management issues facing the northern Adelaide region and conservation opportunities for the decommissioning of Australia’s oldest salt mine. (approx. 30 min drive from Adelaide).
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