From Greenland to Scottsdale

on 15 Jun 2017 

Malu first became aware of the work of Bush Heritage through Kalinda Palmer – Scottsdale Reserve Manager Phil Palmer's daughter, who was in Greenland last year with Youth4Arctic to document the effects of climate change in that region.

With average summer temperatures in Greenland sitting around 10 degrees, the Scottsdale winter was an easy adjustment for Malu who was able to turn her hand to an array of activities during her placement, including weed management, seed sorting, plant watering, general maintenance and helping construct the new Scottsdale plant nursery.

We asked Malu what her favourite experience was on Scottsdale and she replied "Seeing the wombats! I also enjoyed getting to see the kangaroos and the little platypus swimming in the river and getting the opportunity to meet so many different Australians who volunteer on Scottsdale."

Scottsdale Reserve offers volunteer placements every day and is a terrific opportunity for students who are looking to immerse themselves in land management and gain valuable conservation skills and experience. 

If you'd like to arrange a volunteer experience on Scottsdale Reserve just like Malu's, please register your interest at the volunteer page on our website.