Looking into Kakadu’s wetlands

Anne O’Dea kept the children enthralled with quizzes, games, prizes and animal face-paintings | Image by Michael Lawrence-Taylor

Anne O’Dea kept the children enthralled with quizzes, games, prizes and animal face-paintings | Image by Michael Lawrence-Taylor

Everyone enjoyed the displays and hands-on chance to learn more about our current research in the park | Image by Michael Lawrence-Taylor

A hands-on chance to learn more about research in the park | Image by Michael Lawrence-Taylor

Jabiru locals braved the rain on World Wetlands Day to learn more about why wetlands are an important part of the park – and the wider environment.

Wetlands play a critical role in the food web, providing habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals. In Kakadu, they’re also a source of bush foods like file snakes, waterlilies and yam, so they’re an important part of Indigenous culture and history.

We were joined on the morning by lots of our partners – the northern hub of the Northern Environmental Research Program, the Supervising Scientists Division, Kakadu Culture Camp and Energy Resources of Australia (ERA). Kakadu rangers brought out the airboat and wowed everyone with the powerful V8 engine (which promptly blew over all of our brochure stands!)

One lucky visitor won a cruise on Yellow Water and everyone was treated to tastings of Johnny cakes (pancakes) with Kakadu plum jam. A great incentive to learn more about our natural world!

Tracey, Kakadu National Park

2 thoughts on “Looking into Kakadu’s wetlands

  1. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog
    loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if
    it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Hi – thanks for asking about this. If you are viewing in Internet Explorer you could try clicking on the Compatibility View icon (to the left of the refresh button, beside the browser bar). Let us know if the problem persists – we’re working on fixing this! Thanks, Tanya.

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