A USC-led symposium is aiming to develop a research strategy to help ‘future-proof’ K’gari, the world’s largest sand island, over the next three decades.
The Towards 2050 K’gari Research Symposium will bring together the island’s traditional custodians, the Butchulla People, researchers, students, environmental groups and other stakeholders at USC’s Fraser Coast campus on Friday 26 November.
The aim of the event is to identify key research opportunities, partnerships and collaborations to inform the future management of K’gari. The program is designed to be collaborative, emphasising knowledge sharing and learning by the participants, with a focus on the island’s outstanding geological evolution, ecology, biology and Butchulla culture.
The symposium will feature a range of speakers who will share their international and national insights and expertise on topics including environmental education and cultural heritage.
The keynote speakers are Chair of the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation Jade Gould, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Environmental Education at Florida Gulf Coast University Dr Peter Blaze Corcoran, and Crissy Grant who is the founding member and Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on World Heritage.
Registrations close on Friday 19 November https://www.usc.edu.au/study/life-at-usc/study-locations/research-and-teaching-centres/kgari-research-and-learning-centre/kgari-fraser-island-research-symposium-2021