to get lost, one fell and scraped a knee, and jellyfish prevented
them swimming, but French students Melanie Laforet
and Melusine Herschtal revelled in their trip
to St Bee's Island.
participating in a two week research expedition on St Bee's
Island, off Mackay with CQUniversity's Dr Alistair Melzer,
scientists from Brisbane and America and a group of research
visitors helped with koala monitoring, tracking and catching
duties and will write a report to gain study credits.
did plenty of walking, often up steep hills in the hot sun,
but there was time to go socialising and relaxing too,"
that, on separate occassions, they were each with groups of
volunteers who managed to get lost on the Island for several
they had GPS, compass and radio equipment to help them find
the home base after a while.
who are at the French equivalent of a Master's level, are being
hosted by CQUniversity's Centre for Environmental Management
in Rockhampton over the Australian spring/summer period.