CQ's indigenous knowledge highlighted in online videos
Social media is helping to harness the ancient oral history of indigenous people for contemporary audiences.
A series of short videos offering a rare insight into indigenous knowledge of country and ecology in central Queensland are now available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/fitzroybasin. [pdf 78.7 kb]
Bum breathing turtle helps teachers with literacy!
Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. is helping teachers do what they do best, educate children, with the release of a literacy pack to accompany FBA’s new children’s book, ‘Oh Dear, That’s My Rear’!
This cleverly written and beautifully illustrated book tells the tale of a Fitzroy River Turtle, a vulnerable species found only in the creeks and rivers of the Fitzroy Basin with a very unique ability, which made it a popular choice for a character in a children’s book – it can breathe through its bum! [pdf 203.3 kb]
FLOW celebrates one year anniversary!
It has been one year since Fitzroy Basin Association Inc.’s FLOW Visitors Centre first opened its doors to the public to educate visitors and locals alike on CQ’s natural assets – and what a year it has been! Over 4,500 people have visited FLOW, a fun, free and interactive public space since the official opening on 29 March 2012.
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Here fishy fishy! Fish sampling at the Moores Creek fishway
The results are in... the Moores Creek fish ladder is allowing up to 185 fish an hour to migrate upstream in this unique section of Moores Creek that acts as a nursery habitat for juvenile fish. [pdf 133.4 kb]
Carbon farming information sessions for graziers - coming to CQ in March
Carbon Farming is the latest buzz word in the agricultural industry, but what does it mean? What does it involve? How can graziers benefit or get involved? All these questions and more will be answered at the free Carbon Farming for Graziers Information Sessions to be held in Rockhampton, Biloela and Emerald in March. [pdf 78.4 kb]