Other ANU local and international field schools (CASS):https://cass.anu.edu.au/study/overseas-study-tours-and-field-trip-courses Volunteering AAIA Digital Horizons Project: Project run by University of Sydney in conjunction with Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Archaeological Society of Athens and GML Heritage. The project aims to digitise heritage data from the Archaeological site of Zagora in Greece (which will eventuate in web and print publication) and to provide industry-oriented training to volunteers. There are a variety of teams that work in different areas such as core excavation data and stratigraphy, GIS and mapping, architectural analysis, and digital illustration. We have student volunteers from numerous universities in Australia (and even China!). We’ve just branched out to ANU recently and would like to offer experience to anybody interested in Greek history and/or Archaeology. It is especially useful for students wanting to work with primary material and gain professional skills in Digital Archaeology. Volunteering can also be done remotely and to sweeten the pot, you get a hand-made ceramic pin upon joining and are welcome to trivia nights and heritage career workshops! http://zagoraarchaeologicalproject.org/ https://aaia.sydney.edu.au/volunteering-with-digital.../ The contact for anybody interested is Thomas Romanis (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Honours Research Assistance: Calling all nature lovers, We are looking for volunteers to help us track greater gliders back to their hollows at night, and also to help deploy nest boxes to support greater glider populations with post-fire recovery. You are welcome to come out with us for one day or one night or more if your schedule allows. Dates and details below. The fieldwork is in Tallaganda (about 1 hour from Canberra). Transport provided. 1) Nest box deployment daytime fieldwork dates (weather permitting) in Tallaganda National Park include: Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th, Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st, Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd. Volunteers would help as part of the ground crew to support the tree climbers who will be placing special, thermally insulated greater gliders nest boxes up in the trees. There is no tree climbing involved for you—the climbers (Tom and George) will do that, but they work faster with some ground support. It’s a full day but we can provide lunch and snack (sandwich, chips, fruit kinda thing). You will need to bring water, sturdy shoes and dress sun smart. We can provide a ride from Canberra and back.
2) Greater glider tracking/catching night-time fieldwork dates (weather permitting) in Tallaganda State Forest—Sunday 27th, Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st, Friday 1st. Glider Tracking involves arriving at Tallaganda SF at 3 am (early start!—leaving Canberra about 1:30/2 am) and locating a greater glider. Then you will stay with “your” greater glider, keeping track of it in the tree with a spotlight, until it goes to bed. They don’t move fast, so it’s not too hard to follow them. They will go to bed sometime between 4 and 5 am in a tree hollow. Once it does that, you need to flag and record the GPS location of your glider’s tree and note the approximate location of the hollow on the tree. We do this activity in groups and people are usually not too far from one another. The hardest part of this activity is staring up at the tree canopies for 1-2 hours so you don’t lose your glider. If you do lose track of your animal though, it’s not the end of the world. We have a number of people out there and as long as most of us keep track, we’ll be good. We are typically finished around 5:30/6 am. We need lots of help with this activity, so for any true night owls, we’d love to have your help with this. You’ll need sturdy shoes, layers of clothes to keep warm, headlamp or small torch, and water. We’ll provide food/snacks, other spotlighting gear and transport. All activities require walking around out bush on uneven ground and in the case of tracking greater gliders, you’ll be walking in the dark with a torch. You don’t have to be Olympic fit, but you’ll need to be comfortable with this kind of activity and in good health. We have a volunteer form that volunteers need to sign and we will run through OHS on the day. We have an epirb for emergencies and satellite phones. We haven’t lost anyone yet and we look forward to keeping it that way! Let me know if anyone is interested in joining us for a day or night of fieldwork (no consecutive days and nights for safety though—we all need sleep!). Please send an email to (email@example.com) with the date(s) available and activity (nest box or glider tracking), and any dietary restrictions.
Archaeology ASIA2220:Kakadu National Park, NT. ASIA2220: Mornington Point, Vic.
Anthropology None available Biological Anthropology None available