Exploring Tropical Australia

Read all the exciting things our scholars have been up to!

I’ve now been in Australia for 14 days and I’ve already made so many memories! The Wet Tropics is so beautiful- there’s so many diverse plants, animals, and insects. My studies is focusing on marsupials, but in my free time I am pressing leaves of plants for my personal plant journal. One of my professors is assisting me with plant identification. Some of the coolest things that I have seen is the Curtain Fig, a group of red legged pademelon, and the Wallaman waterfall. I have limited internet connection but it is nice having a break from the rest of the world and getting lost in the beauty of the rainforest. I’m currently on my way to a wildlife rehabilitation center where I will learn what people are doing to conserve the unique species that call the Wet Tropics home.