The Australian National University is inviting people to walk in the shoes of a scientist when it opens its Kioloa Coastal Campus to the public in January.
The campus is on 348 hectares of pristine land stretching inland from the beach at Kioloa on the New South Wales south coast.
The 2014 community open days will invite people to experience some of the natural wonders of the area by taking part in special presentations and walks, led by some of the top scientists from ANU.
Among the highlights, Associate Professor Paul Cooper, from the Research School of Biology, will conduct a walk and talk about the creepy crawlies found at Kioloa.
Visiting Research Fellow Dr Judith Caton will conduct a walk and talk on the bush foods of Kioloa.
Dr Gavin Young, from the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, will hold a talk on the giant extinct predator fish Edenopteron, which came from the NSW south coast. He will also lead a walk to explain the geology of the Kioloa region.
A full list of events is available here.
The Kioloa Campus is a research field station that was given to ANU by the Edith and Joy London Foundation in 1975.