ANU opening up their Kioloa Coastal Campus

By 2 January, 2014 9

3 January, 2014to6 January, 2014

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If you’re down at the coast or heading that way you might be interested in four days of access to the ANU’s Kioloa Campus:

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.

[Photo by Richard M. CC BY 2.0]

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9 Responses to ANU opening up their Kioloa Coastal Campus
#1
p19:15 am, 03 Jan 14

Ah, memories of substance use and midnight skinny dipping come flooding back. Probably why my uni transcript makes such depressing reading.

Lovely place though.

#2
MrBigEars10:25 am, 03 Jan 14

p1 said :

Ah, memories of substance use and midnight skinny dipping come flooding back. Probably why my uni transcript makes such depressing reading.

Lovely place though.

Wow. All I did at Kioloa was dig holes and molest small marsupials.

#3
Thumper10:41 am, 03 Jan 14

MrBigEars said :

p1 said :

Ah, memories of substance use and midnight skinny dipping come flooding back. Probably why my uni transcript makes such depressing reading.

Lovely place though.

Wow. All I did at Kioloa was dig holes and molest small marsupials.

Jervis Bay for me. Digging up and cateloguing middens during the day and drinking copious amounts of alcohol at night…. :)

#4
poetix11:07 am, 03 Jan 14

Sorry to break into these golden memories, but the press release says it that a link will take you to a list of events and how to book, and it doesn’t. It only takes you to a general page about Kioloa, with no details about the open days at all, that I can see anyway.

Annoying it is.

Anyone involved who has the information?

#5
arescarti4211:35 am, 03 Jan 14

How things have changed.

I’m pretty sure when I went it was a strictly dry trip, and I think they forbid people swimming after dark.

Still lots of digging holes and looking at trees though.

#6
p111:49 am, 03 Jan 14

arescarti42 said :

How things have changed.

I’m pretty sure when I went it was a strictly dry trip, and I think they forbid people swimming after dark.

Still lots of digging holes and looking at trees though.

My understanding is that an ANU first year field trip had an incident involving niave young people, excess alcohol and poorly concented to sexual activity, leading to a serious tightening of the policy’s on such things (when I started first year the policy was “no bringing cases of beer… There isn’t room in the bus… We’ll do a grog run when we get there).

I imagine the policy of swimming after dark was always in place, since it was a pretty stupid thing to do on the beach, even without the inebriation.

#7
StevenBailey11:50 am, 03 Jan 14

Perhaps in time to come the ANU will open the School of Music as a museum.

#8
switch1:38 pm, 03 Jan 14

StevenBailey said :

Perhaps in time to come the ANU will open the School of Music as a museum.

Will the memories of substance use and midnight skinny dipping come flooding back, then.

#9
NoAddedMSG3:21 pm, 03 Jan 14

Poetix – call the Field Station directly and ask them. They tend to be a bit slow responding to email.

I’m there every year with student groups….. and am slightly ashamed to admit it but I have for the last few years banned booze, mostly because I got fed up with having to be up and perky and organised in the morning while everyone else staggered around blearily nursing hangovers. Last year I got so desperate I had to hide in my cabin with a sneaky bottle of wine.

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